Black Reconstruction in America

Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Length: 37 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: History, Africa
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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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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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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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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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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!

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A wealth of knowledge

Narration was super good. Very understandable and well written. Listening to the book was addictive. W.E.B. DuBois is one of my favorite writers of all time.

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Magnificent

A brilliant overview of reconstruction. Du Bois uproots all academic dishonesty in favor of truth.

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2020 Prevision For Sure

I love this book and the narrator was amazing with his tone! The diverse levels of tone brought the book to life and I feel such a relief in learning a new perspective of American history.

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Excellent Book

This book is as relevant back then as it is today. I will be listening to this book time and time again.

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Simply Brilliant

A must read to understand and appreciate the black reconstruction period not never before. For more valuable content visit combatingpoliticalcivicilliteracy.com

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