Recommended Reading

Reconstruction: Suggestions for Further Reading

Belz, Herman. A New Birth of Freedom: The Republican Party and the Freedmen’s Rights, 1861 to 1866. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1976.

Donald, David Herbert. Liberty and Union. Lexington, MA: D.C Heath and Company, 1978.

Curtis, Michael K. No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1986.

Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1988.

Guelzo, Allen C. Reconstruction: A Concise History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Jaffa, Harry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. New York, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Keith, LeeAnna. The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Krug, Mark M. Lyman Trumbull: Conservative Radical. New York: A. S Barnes, 1965.

Lyons, Philip B. Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical Republicans on Restoring the Union after the Civil War. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

Magliocca, Gerard N. American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

McPherson, James M. The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1964.

Millard, Candice. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President. New York: Doubleday, 2011.

Nabors, Forrest A. From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 2017.

Oakes, James. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861- 1865. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.

Perman, Michael. Reunion Without Compromise: The South and Reconstruction, 1865-1868. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1973.

Perman, Michael. The Road to Redemption: Southern Politics, 1869-1879. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

Schurz, Carl. The Autobiography of Carl Schurz. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1908.

Stampp, Kenneth M. The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

Simpson, Brooks D. The Reconstruction Presidents. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.

Sands, Eric C. American Public Philosophy and the Mystery of Lincolnism. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2009.

Valelly, Richard M. The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2004.

White, Ronald C. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. New York: Random House, 2016.