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    • The Wars of Reconstruction

    • The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era
    • By: Douglas R. Egerton
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A groundbreaking new history, telling the stories of hundreds of African-American activists and officeholders who risked their lives for equality - in the face of murderous violence - in the years after the Civil War. By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and 13 years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading for all Americans.

    • By Becky on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Year of Meteors

    • Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War
    • By: Douglas R. Egerton
    • Narrated by: Michael Scherer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. Douglas, after all, led the only party that bridged North and South. But the Democrats would split over the issue of slavery, leading Southerners in the party to run their own presidential slate. This opened the door for the upstart Republicans, exclusively Northern, to steal the Oval Office. Dark horse Abraham Lincoln, not the first choice even of his own party, won the presidency with a record-low 39.8 percent of the popular vote.

    Regular price: $24.95