The Second Founding

How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

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Description

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation’s foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.

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Advance Praise

“Eric Foner has done it again: his concise, superbly researched, beautifully written history of the Civil War amendments chronicles a revolution in law and moral sensibility.” - David W. Blight, Yale...