Reading The Republic for Which it Stands by Richard White

This book, titled The Republic for Which it Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, is difficult because of the subject matter. It is an unflinching look at the difficult transitions faced after the Civil War, the incredible mistreatment of many people, including Blacks, Indians, Chinese, wage laborers, immigrants, and others. A sobering yet valuable exploration of American history.