Reconstruction: A Concise History by Allen C. Guelzo published by Oxford University Press (2018) 188 pages $18.95 Hardcover $11.49 Kindle
I have long recommended Eric Foner's Reconstruction to those of you who asked me what one book to read on the subject. Several of you wrote to me telling me that the book is just too long at 752 pages and too academic. In response, this year I read and reviewed three newer surveys of Reconstruction. I still got some messages from folks saying that these 500 page books were too great a time commitment for someone just beginning to explore the subject.
So, I bought Guelzo's new book, if not for me, then for you dear reader.
This review will appear in lots of installments.