o Each foreword is written by a well-known author and sets the tone for the reader's experience in each book
o Student guide at the end of each book
o Each is original and unabridged
This title gives a compelling historical account of the turbulent and troubled period of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War. Told from the perspective of freed African Americans, the book uses first-person narratives, contemporary documents, and other historical sources to provide a concise account of this era. Also included are brief biographies of important black leaders, such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin R. Delany, Thaddeus Stevens, and Phillis Wheatley.
1/1/01 The Book Report, starred review
"This is an important subject in our history, and this volume provides valuable information for students. Highly Recommended."