West from Appomattox

The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War.

West from Appomattox

West from Appomattox

“This thoughtful, engaging examination of the Reconstruction Era . . . will be appealing . . . to anyone interested in the roots of present-day American politics” (Publishers Weekly). The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War. In many ways, the late nineteenth century defined modern America, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners forged a national identity that united three very different regions into a country that could become a world power. A sweeping history of the United States from the era of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this engaging book tracks the formation of the American middle class while stretching the boundaries of our understanding of Reconstruction. Historian Heather Cox Richardson ties the North and West into the post–Civil War story that usually focuses narrowly on the South. By weaving together the experiences of real individuals who left records in their own words—from ordinary Americans such as a plantation mistress, a Native American warrior, and a labor organizer, to prominent historical figures such as Andrew Carnegie, Julia Ward Howe, Booker T. Washington, and Sitting Bull—Richardson tells a story about the creation of modern America.

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West from Appomattox
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Heather Cox Richardson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-28 - Publisher: Yale University Press

“This thoughtful, engaging examination of the Reconstruction Era . . . will be appealing . . . to anyone interested in the roots of present-day American politics” (Publishers Weekly). The story of Reconstruction is not simply about the rebuilding of the South after the Civil War. In many ways, the
West of Appomattox
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Harley Duncan (pseud)
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher:

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Appomattox Court House
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Harley Duncan (pseud)
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Government Printing Office

Tells the story of Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, which ended the Civil War, and the battles fought in the days before it. Also contains essays on events leading up to the Civil War and the implications of Appomattox for the post-Civil War generation, and a tourist's
Civil War Sites in the Eastern Theater
Language: en
Pages: 313
Authors: Michael Gleason
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Falcon Guides

Provides a guide to historic sites including information about accommodations, dining, and activities
Bulletin - Virginia Geological Survey
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: A. S. Furcron, Anna Isabel Jonas, Frank Reeves, Joseph Kent Roberts
Categories: Cyanite
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