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A Review Essay: Reconstruction Compared to What? [Book Review]

Kousser, J. Morgan (1986) A Review Essay: Reconstruction Compared to What? [Book Review]. Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, 7 (3). pp. 290-298. ISSN 1743-9523. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131010-100019528

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Abstract

There are three elements to every complete historical interpretation: a descriptive comparison, a causal argument based on the description, and a justification of the comparison. For instance, historians of Reconstruction in the U.S. often ask how different the political, social, or economic systems were before 1860, between 1865 and the mid-1870s, and/or after 1877; or they compare the experiences of the freedmen in the U.S. to those of their counterparts in the Caribbean islands, Brazil, or Russia; or they contrast southern postbellum economic growth with that of other regions of the country or the world; or they counterpose some part of the American experience, such as Andrew Johnson's political ineptitude, to a hypothetical counterfactual situation.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01440398608574918DOIBook Review
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01440398608574918PublisherBook Review
http://lsupress.org/books/detail/when-the-war-was-over/PublisherBook Publisher - When The War...
http://lsupress.org/books/detail/crucible-of-reconstruction/PublisherBook Publisher - Crucible of Reconstruction...
Alternate Title:When the War Was Over: The Failure of Self-Reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867, Crucible of Reconstruction: War, Radicalism, and Race in Louisiana, 1862-1877.
Additional Information:© 1986 Taylor & Francis. Published online: 13 Jun 2008. Book Review of: When the War Was Over: The Failure of Self‐Reconstruction in the South, 1865–1867. Dan Carter. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press. 1985. Book Review of: Crucible of Reconstruction: War, Radicalism, and Race in Louisiana, 1862–1877. Ted Tunnell. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press. 1984
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