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The Reconstruction Years: The Tragic Aftermath of the War Between the States

Walter Coffey

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Title: The Reconstruction Years: The Tragic ...

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Hardcover. 368 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 1.2in.From the ashes of the most terrible war in American history began the agonizing process of restoring the Union that became known as Reconstruction. Like the War Between the States itself, Reconstruction lasted longer and produced more tragedy than ever anticipated. This work explores the eras important events in a year-by-year digest. These events reflect the unintended and tragic consequences of excessive government intervention in the liberties of the people. They also illustrate how such intervention has helped transform America from a constitutional republic to the centralized empire that it is today. Key events that shaped both Reconstruction and subsequent American history include: The subjugation of former Confederates through the military and corrupt state governments, followed by the subjugation of former slaves through Jim Crow laws The new alliance between business and government, which introduced the crony capitalist economic system that flourishes today The rise of organized labor, womens suffrage, and other special interest groups seeking recognition The political intrigues and unprecedented scandals that undermined the peoples trust in government The westward expansion that encroached on the land of Native Americans and virtually annihilated their way of life The complex Reconstruction era laid the groundwork that would establish America as a world power by the beginning of the 20th century. The fundamental and permanent changes that both the Civil War and Reconstruction brought to America are explored, as well as how such changes have posed a threat to individual freedom ever since. As a resource guide to a vital yet often misunderstood era in American history, this is essential reading. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781491860496

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Synopsis: From the ashes of the most terrible war in American history began the agonizing process of restoring the Union that became known as Reconstruction. Like the War Between the States itself, Reconstruction lasted longer and produced more tragedy than ever anticipated.
This work explores the era's important events in a year-by-year digest. These events reflect the unintended and tragic consequences of excessive government intervention in the liberties of the people. They also illustrate how such intervention has helped transform America from a constitutional republic to the centralized empire that it is today.
Key events that shaped both Reconstruction and subsequent American history include:
? The subjugation of former Confederates through the military and corrupt state governments, followed by the subjugation of former slaves through Jim Crow laws
? The new alliance between business and government, which introduced the crony capitalist economic system that flourishes today
? The rise of organized labor, women's suffrage, and other special interest groups seeking recognition
? The political intrigues and unprecedented scandals that undermined the people's trust in government
? The westward expansion that encroached on the land of Native Americans and virtually annihilated their way of life

The complex Reconstruction era laid the groundwork that would establish America as a world power by the beginning of the 20th century. The fundamental and permanent changes that both the Civil War and Reconstruction brought to America are explored, as well as how such changes have posed a threat to individual freedom ever since. As a resource guide to a vital yet often misunderstood era in American history, this is essential reading.

About the Author: Walter Coffey was born in Joliet, Illinois and graduated from both Joliet Junior College and Loyola University of Chicago. He has written several works of historical fiction and non-fiction, and his work has earned critical praise from the Quincy Writer's Guild, ForeWord Reviews, Indie Excellence, and ReadersFavorite.com. Walter is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans who has also been recognized for his work with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. For over 20 years, Walter has studied works exploring various events in American history by Larry Schweikart, Thomas Woods, Jr. Howard Zinn, Jay Winik, David McCulloch, and Arthur Schlesinger. Civil War writers that have influenced Walter include Shelby Foote, Bruce Catton, and Ulysses S. Grant (memoirs). Fiction writers include John Jakes, Michael Shaara, and Owen Parry. Walter's website at WalterCoffey.com explores the history of American liberty by featuring articles about the American history from the perspective of less government and more liberty. Walter currently resides in Texas with his wife Gianna.

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