A Review of “The Second Founding” by Eric Foner

This book’s thesis is captured in its title: the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution—which, respectively, abolished slavery, granted birthright citizenship and equal protection under the law, and established voting rights for black (male) Americans—did not just change the text; they created “a fundamentally new document.”
— Read on www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2019-12-10/second-founding-how-civil-war-and-reconstruction-remade