A New Birth of Freedom: The Republican Party and the Freedmen's Rights - Reconstructing America (Paperback)Herman Belz (author)
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Publisher: Fordham University Press
Number of pages: 199
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
This is the best, if not definitive study of this . . . topic. * -East Texas Historical Association *
Belz has drawn together a vast amount of research to offer a scholarly yet readable account of the Republican's party drive to fashion a 'civil rights policy that rested on settled constitutional principles and was intended to guarantee American citizenship and equality before the law to the freed slave population. . . . [T]he reader is presented a clear, well-thought-out account of the republican party's commitment to a civil rights scheme based on full equality for blacks in the aftermath of Appomattox. * -Library Journal *
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