Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction by Carl H. Moneyhon

By Carl H. Moneyhon

As the Civil conflict ended, the South—and specially Texas, which had escaped the army ravages of the war—stood poised on the point of a brand new social, financial, and political order. Congressional Reconstruction, the Freedmen’s Bureau, the U.S. military, and a Republican country management all presaged swap. still, Texas in 1874 extra heavily resembled the Texas of 1861 than someone may need envisioned at war’s finish. Reconstruction had remade little.

In Texas after the Civil War, Carl H. Moneyhon reconsiders the explanations Reconstruction didn't reside as much as its promise. He exhibits that the interval used to be no longer one among corruption and irresponsible govt, as past reviews had argued; nor was once the Republican regime of Edmund J. Davis without accomplishments. particularly, the truth that the Civil struggle had shaken yet no longer destroyed the antebellum group made the resistance to adjustments in executive and society even more than somewhere else within the South. Moneyhon vividly examines the nature of violence within the country, in addition to the social and monetary forces that formed the reaction to Reconstruction.

Clearly and engagingly written, masterful in its survey of the final fifty years of analysis at the period, this booklet will stand because the definitive synthesis and interpretation of Reconstruction in Texas for years to come.

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