Reconstructing America

Edited by Andrew L. Slap, East Tennessee State University

The Reconstructing America series explores the many different ways the United States reconstructed itself as a nation and society after the Civil War. The series provides new perspectives on the traditional understanding of Reconstruction as a contemporary event from 1865 to 1877, such as the political, military, and constitutional issues in the immediate postwar years. The series also explores the new scholarly understanding of Reconstruction as a larger historical process, expanding the geographical, chronological, and historical scope of the period beyond the South and into the late nineteenth century. Such works deal with the broad social, cultural, gender, racial, intellectual, economic, environmental, military, international, and religious aspects of a country and people trying to reconstruct themselves. Bringing together innovative examinations of Reconstruction as a contemporary event with broad studies elaborating upon the process of Reconstruction is central to this series.