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The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era

Douglas R. Egerton
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781608195664, 160819566X
Summary
A history of the Reconstruction years, which marked the United States' most progressive moment prior to the Civil Rights movement, tells the stories of the African-American activists and officeholders who risked their lives for equality after the Civil War.
Contents
  • 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
  • The spirit of freedom monument.
Description
438 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-420) and index.
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