Randall Kennedy: The Lessons of Reconstruction, 30 July 2020
Show More The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner.
Norton, 288 pp., £18.99, October 2019, 978 0 393 65257 4Show More
“... models, suggesting that he look instead to American reformers such as Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, Eugene Debs and A. Philip Randolph. In The Second Founding, Foner returns to this theme, stressing the exceptional and innovative nature of the Reconstruction Amendments. The Thirteenth Amendment ordered emancipation ...”