Race and Reunion is a history of how the unity of white America was purchased through the increasing segregation of Black and white memory of the Civil War.
Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau by Mary Farmer-Kaiser
By failing to recognize freedwomen as active agents of change and overlooking the gendered assumptions at work in Bureau efforts, scholars have ultimately failed to understand fully the Bureau's relationships with freedwomen, freedmen, and Black communities in this pivotal era of American history.
Reconstruction by Eric Foner
Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans--Black and white--responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery.
A Nation under Our Feet by Steven Hahn
This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people--an embryonic Black nation.
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow by Jacqueline Jones
Jacqueline Jones offers a powerful account of the changing role of Black women, lending a voice to an unsung struggle from the depths of slavery to the ongoing fight for civil rights.
Ku-Klux by Elaine Frantz Parsons
The first comprehensive examination of the nineteenth-century Ku Klux Klan since the 1970s, Ku-Klux pinpoints the group's rise with startling acuity.
Terror in the Heart of Freedom by Hannah Rosen
The meaning of race in the antebellum southern United States was anchored in the racial exclusivity of slavery (coded as Black) and full citizenship (coded as white as well as male).