By Mark Wahlgren Summers
To comprehend Reconstruction, Summers contends, one needs to remember that the aim of the North's battle was--first and foremost--to retailer the Union with its republican associations intact. in the course of Reconstruction there have been continuously fears within the mix--that the Civil conflict had settled not anything, that the Union used to be nonetheless in danger, and that its enemies and the enemies of republican govt have been extra resilient and crafty than basic mortals. Many elements formed the reintegration of the previous accomplice states and the North's dedication to Reconstruction, Summers consents, however the fears of warfare reigniting, plots opposed to liberty, and a president ready to father a coup d'etat ranked better between them than historians have well-known.
Both a dramatic narrative of the occasions of Reconstruction and a groundbreaking new examine what drove those occasions, A risky Stir can be a invaluable examine the function of worry within the politics of the time--and in politics in general.
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A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction (Civil War America) by Mark Wahlgren Summers