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The Road to Reunion 1865-1900
by Paul H. Buck
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Grizzell Press
(first published 1937)
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A most distressing read. The book is an extended discussion on how it was the North's responsibility to accomodate the South in rejoining the Union after the Civil War. Because the North did not do just what the South wanted (agree that States Rights were paramount, that slavery had been good for the blacks, that the blacks needed to be totally conrolled and powerless, and that the North had conducted the war in an intentionally evil way) it was the North's fault for all problems in the nation ...more
Did the author truly understand what he was saying? The author treated the North and South like they were two competitors at a football game who went out for beers after the game. And while the analogy of the football game may in fact be true I believe the author had a duty to make a point of it. The attitudes of the North and South are completely contradictory to attitudes of Americans before and after the Civil War. If I came from another planet read this book in a vacumn I would have to ...more