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Reconstruction: Voices from America’s First Great Struggle for Racial Equality

The tumultuous aftermath of the Civil War comes to dramatic life in this sweeping new collection of firsthand writing
Edited by Brooks D. Simpson

“Our most fiercely fought conflict over racial equality was not the Civil War—it was Reconstruction. This momentous and bloody period, highly pertinent to the present, is still far too obscure. Library of America has taken a major step toward correcting that with this superbly well-chosen collection.” — Nicholas Lemann, author of Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War

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ISBN: 978-1-59853-555-6 807 pages

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N° 303 Library of America Series

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