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The Resource The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era, Douglas R. Egerton

The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era, Douglas R. Egerton

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The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era
Title
The wars of Reconstruction
Title remainder
the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era
Statement of responsibility
Douglas R. Egerton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively. In South Carolina, only twenty years after the death of arch-secessionist John C. Calhoun, a black man, Jasper J. Wright, took a seat on the state's Supreme Court. Not even the most optimistic abolitionists had thought such milestones would occur in their lifetimes. The brief years of Reconstruction marked the United States' most progressive moment prior to the civil rights movement. Previous histories of Reconstruction have focused on Washington politics. But in this sweeping, prodigiously researched narrative, Douglas Egerton brings a much bigger, even more dramatic story into view, exploring state and local politics and tracing the struggles of some fifteen hundred African-American officeholders, in both the North and South, who fought entrenched white resistance. Tragically, their movement was met by ruthless violence -- not just riotous mobs, but also targeted assassination. With stark evidence, Egerton shows that Reconstruction, often cast as a "failure" or a doomed experiment, was rolled back by murderous force
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egerton, Douglas R
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.E35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era, Douglas R. Egerton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Robert Vesey's Charleston -- "An eagle on his button": Black men fight for the Union -- "To forget and forgive old scores": War's end, activism's beginning -- "All de land belongs to de Yankees now": The Freedmen's Bureau -- "The Lord has sent us books and teachers": Missionaries and community formation -- "We will remember our friends, and will not forget our enemies": Black codes and black conventions -- "Andrew Johnson is but one man": The Progressive Alliance coalesces -- "We knows that much better than you do": Voting rights and political service -- "An absolute massacre": White violence and the end of Reconstruction in the South -- "We shall be recognized as men": The Reconstruction Era in memory -- Epilogue: The Spirit of Freedom Monument
Control code
ocn827256869
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9781608195664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)827256869
Label
The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era, Douglas R. Egerton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Robert Vesey's Charleston -- "An eagle on his button": Black men fight for the Union -- "To forget and forgive old scores": War's end, activism's beginning -- "All de land belongs to de Yankees now": The Freedmen's Bureau -- "The Lord has sent us books and teachers": Missionaries and community formation -- "We will remember our friends, and will not forget our enemies": Black codes and black conventions -- "Andrew Johnson is but one man": The Progressive Alliance coalesces -- "We knows that much better than you do": Voting rights and political service -- "An absolute massacre": White violence and the end of Reconstruction in the South -- "We shall be recognized as men": The Reconstruction Era in memory -- Epilogue: The Spirit of Freedom Monument
Control code
ocn827256869
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9781608195664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013009595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)827256869

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