Delivery update

Please be aware that some orders may take a few days longer than normal to arrive. See our delivery FAQ for more details.

The Second Founding

How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Eric Foner

(author)

Hardback
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an authoritative story of the constitutional changes that built equality into America's foundation.
Not currently in stock, but more on the way
SKU
9780393652574
Price £16.52 RRP £18.99

Worldwide delivery available. Read more...

All UK orders sent via tracked delivery

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal but it took the Civil War and the adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as law. The Reconstruction amendments abolished slavery, guaranteed due process and the equal protection of the law, and equipped black men with the right to vote. By grafting the principle of equality onto the Constitution, the amendments marked the second founding of the United States.

Eric Foner conveys the dramatic origins of these revolutionary amendments and explores the court decisions that then narrowed and nullified the rights guaranteed in these amendments. Today, issues of birthright citizenship, voting rights, due process and equal protection are still in dispute; the ideal of equality yet to be achieved.

More Information
Book publisherWW Norton & Co
Publication date17 Sep 2019
FormatHardback
Pages256
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:The Second Founding
Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?