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Reconstruction: An Epitaph

Author, Eric Foner, in his book “Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877″ wrote about the changes from slavery to the modern day:

“Over a century ago, prodded by the demands of four million men and women just emerging from slavery, Americans made their first attempt to live up to the noble professions of their political creed – something few societies have ever done.”