American History

The American History Book Club will discuss Reconstruction: A Concise History by Allen Guelzo (Oxford University Press, $18.95). Guelzo delves into the constitutional, political, and social issues behind Reconstruction to provide a lucid and original account of a historical moment that left an indelible mark on American social fabric. He depicts Reconstruction as a "bourgeois revolution" -- as the attempted extension of the free-labor ideology embodied by Lincoln and the Republican Party to what was perceived as a Southern region gone awry from the Founders' intention in the pursuit of Romantic aristocracy. 

Event date: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Reconstruction: A Concise History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190865696
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2018