Ric Foner A short history of reconstruction”

This is a simple summary exercise. What was Presidential Reconstruction, what did it accomplish, and why and how did it a?faila?
In this essay, as part of answering this question of a?why and how,a please summarize what youave learned from reading Foner about the politics in Washington DC and in the rest of the country.
Finally, pay some attention to evidence. How does Foner know what he knows, what he writes, about idealized nineteenth century cities? Is his evidence convincing? Why or why not?