This audiobook focuses on one of the most contentious and misunderstood periods in American history, the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. Rick Adamson keeps to a steady, impartial tone, carefully pacing a narrative that unties many historical knots while unfolding a sadly paradoxical series of events. The subtitle tells the tale: "How the South Won the War After the Civil War." President Grant wanted to annex Santo Domingo as a "refuge" for oppressed Blacks but was thwarted. His assignment of a stubby Union general to pacify the Louisiana legislature illustrates how united public opposition can win victories that armies cannot. Adamson is very listenable, and he effectively illuminates a dark passage in American democracy whose effects continue to reverberate today. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2024]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2024
DD ISBN 9780062950673 $27.99
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