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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading
for the 2016 Civil War Institute Conference:
Reconstruction & the Legacy of the Civil War

Stephen V. Ash, A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War (Hill & Wang, 2013)

David W. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press, 2002)

Catherine Clinton, Tara Revisted: Women, War, and the Plantation Legend (Abbeville Press, 1995)

Gregory P. Downs, After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Gregory P. Downs & Kate Masur, eds. The World the Civil War Made (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Douglas R. Egerton, The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era (Bloomsbury Press, 2015)

Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (Harper Collins, updated edition 2014)

Gaines Foster, Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South 1865 - 1913 (Oxford University Press) 

Barbara Gannon, The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic (University of North Carolina Press, 2014)

Caroline E. Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
Peter Kolchin, “Slavery and Freedom in the Civil War South,” in Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, edited James M. McPherson and William J. Cooper, Jr. (University of South Carolina Press, 1998). 241-260.
Susanna Lee, Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
Anne E. Marshall, Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)

Tiya Miles, Tales from the Haunted South (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Brooks D. Simpson, Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868 (University of North Carolina Press, 1997)
Brooks Simpson, “Mission Impossible: Reconstruction Policy Reconsidered,” Journal of the Civil War Era, Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2016): 85-102.
Mark Wahlgren Summers, The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) 

Hans L. Trefousse, Andrew Johnson: A Biography (W.W. Norton & Co., 1997)

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