What are the best books about the reconstruction after the Civil War?

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    #1Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    #2The Strange Career of Jim Crow

    The Strange Career of Jim Crow

    The Strange Career of Jim Crow is a nonfiction book written by C. Vann Woodward which gives a clear analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, and presents evidence that the segregation of two races in the 1890s had not been divided. 

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    Nathan Rodriguez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The book called Strange Career of Jim Crow is about the guy in real history and how he did these jobs after the civil war. They also will be talking about them Jim Crow laws and talk alot about segregation. So if you like that sortof thing then you should probably buy this book and give it a read."
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    #3A Short History of Reconstruction

    A Short History of Reconstruction

    A Short History of Reconstruction is a nonfiction history book written by Eric Foner which is the conclusive study of the aftermath of the Civil War. This has won awards such as the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize and more. 

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    Linda Gibson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is a great depiction of the topic at hand."
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    #4Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

    Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

    Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution is a non-fiction book written by Eric Foner which is a brilliant description of the political process of the reconstruction after the Civil War. 

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    Joe Morales
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I was looking for books about the reconstruction after the Civil War. I found Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution. I don't really like history books, but this one was pretty good. It definitely has its moments of captivation."
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    #5Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880

    Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880

    Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 is a non-fiction book written by W.E.B. Du Bois which is the introduction into the study of the role of Black Americans during the reconstruction after the Civil War. 

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    #6Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

    Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

    Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory is a non-fiction book written by David W. Blight which talks about the aftermath of the Civil War in the United States of America. 

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    Linda Robinson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I feel as though this book is very thorough. It covers detailed information of the lead up to the civil war, during the civil war and after. I honestly, think this book should be required to be read by college students. "
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    #7Brotherhood

    Brotherhood
    Brotherhood is a historical fiction novel written by A.B. Westrick which tells the story of a family caught in the social and political upheaval of the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War in the United States. 
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    Ayaan Jain
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The war is over, but the pieces of the country are shattered. Based on history, this book shows the fortitude, efforts and determination of the communities trying to pick up the pieces and make life normal again. They struggles are very realistic and heartfelt. I enjoyed this book very much and found myself having trouble putting it down."
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    #8The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

    The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

    The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch is a biography book written by Chris Barton wherein he shares his childhood living as a slave in Mississippi. This also offers a look at the Reconstruction period after the Civil War. 

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    Aarav Mittal
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a great book that explains about the personal triumphs of John Roy Lynch while also explaining the details of history that he lived through accurately. However, this is not as good as a reference material for understanding in depth the issues concerning the Civil War and Reconstruction. I like the book as an introduction into the topics of this period of America's history"

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Best What are the best books about the reconstruction after the Civil War
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Gone with the Wind Books 42 Paid
2The Strange Career of Jim CrowBooks 38 Paid
3A Short History of ReconstructionBooks 36 Paid
4Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution Books 35 Paid
5Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880Books 32 Paid
6Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American MemoryBooks 29 Paid
7BrotherhoodBooks 28 Paid
8The Amazing Age of John Roy LynchBooks 25 Paid
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