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The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901

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Historians overwhelmingly have blamed the demise of Reconstruction on Southerners' persistent racism. Heather Cox Richardson argues instead that class, along with race, was critical to Reconstruction's end. Northern support for freed blacks and Reconstruction weakened in the wake of growing critiques of the economy and calls for a redistribution of wealth.

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Published March 1st 2004 by Harvard University Press (first published September 28th 2001)
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Heather Cox Richardson’s 2001 work The Death of Reconstruction builds on Foner’s explorations of northern Free Labor ideology, seeking to elevate it as the pre-eminent factor in the demise of Reconstruction. “Symbolically as well as practically, in 1877 President Rutherford B. Hayes stopped using U.S. troops to protect southern freedmen,” Cox noted. “Instead, Hayes turned the military against workers engaged in America’s first national strike,” the Great Railroad Strike and the beginning, some f ...more
I found this book really fascinating. As someone who has never been exposed to the idea of Reconstruction, I loved reading about Richardsons approach. It differs from the stereotypical issues on racism and dives into media influence and economic philosophy about the north and south. It's a worthwhile read.
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