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The Second Founding

How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

by Eric Foner

Hardcover, 224 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 |

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The Second Founding
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How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
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Eric Foner

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial presents a timely history of the constitutional changes that built or compromised equality within America's foundation, documenting alarming parallels between the Jim Crow era and the present day. Tour.

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'Second Founding' Examines How Reconstruction Remade The Constitution

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