The best book out there, in my view, is David Blight's Race and
Reunion: The Civil War and American Memory. It's superb. Accurate,
readable, and packed with great detail.
>Has anyone come across an especially good history of the post-Civil
>War period lately? I have all the standards but wonder if there's
>anything that's been published recently that I might have missed.
>I'm looking in particular for coverage of the
>Reconstruction/post-Reconstruction era (1870-1890).