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"The American Blindspot": Reconstruction According to Eric Foner and W.E.B. Du Bois

Document type Article
Author Ignatiev, Noel
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 31
Date 1993 Spring
ISSN 0700-3862
Pages 243-251


A literary criticism of the book "Reconstruction: American's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877," by Eric Foner is presented. It outlines the truthfulness of the assertions as well as the implications of the issues raised in the book's discussion regarding capitalism. It also investigates on the existence and conditions of slavery as well as the quality of life maintained by the social elite.