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This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society.

Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America has justly been called a classic.

Public Domain (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Kennedy
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 05-06-18

The textbook you should have had in high school.

Long. Yes. Repetitive in some parts. Yes. However, all of this is necessary, because if you use this as a reference, as encyclopedic, as the canon, then repetion ensures details come with your every query. This is the book that every library public and household should have.

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PHENOMENAL history on reconstruction

Truly a seminar work, gives details of reconstruction after slavery. I've learned so much more than any history books or classes I've taken.

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Disturbing and important.

This is long but necessarily so. Full of primary sources illustrating the best and worst of our history. Very painful but worth it. We need to know what really happened.

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  • Jamie
  • Washington, DC USA
  • 12-22-18

Should be required listening for every American

This is a towering work of socio-economic, political, and cultural analysis. Du Bois spent decades on this work and at nearly 800 pages in print the tidal wave of figures presented can be a little daunting. The book also contains numerous first hand reports, speeches quoted verbatim, and even poetry of the time. Mirron Willis' performance places emphasis on the most accessible and emotional parts of the work and I found myself transported back in time to bear witness to a vivid portray of the 19th century and the Civil War.

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very thorough and detailed

so much detail at times I had to take a break. great book nevertheless. I highly recommend

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TRUTH!

Unabridged, unfiltered, ugly, real, TRUTH. if you care at all about knowing the challenges of the colored masses in early American History this is a must read!