K. Stephen Prince


"This volume is an invaluable guide to the tangled history of Reconstruction, the development of the first civil rights movement in America, and the often inspiring story of a group of politicians who helped usher in a new era of race relations in politics, law, and society."
– Joan Waugh, University of California, Los Angeles

"This is a first-rate and very readable documentary overview of Radical Reconstruction that does not lose its undergraduate readers in a sea of details."
– Alan Downs, Georgia Southern University

"This book will help students (and teachers) think better about this important and often confusing period."
– Kate Masur, Northwestern University