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Ballots and Fence Rails: Reconstruction on the Lower Cape Fear Paperback – May, 1995

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<p>This work is a significant addition to the history of Reconstruction not only in the Lower Cape Fear but in North Carolina as a whole. Furthermore, it is the type of study which needs to be read by the synthesizers of the Reconstruction story at the national level. . . . A substantial, well-documented work which achieves through both style and scholarship the author's purpose of revealing a people and an area at a turning point in their history.</p> (Journal of Southern History)

<p>Brilliantly written . . . The study is a model in researching, writing, and interpreting local history.</p> (Journal of American History)

<p><i>Ballots and Fence Rails</i> deserves the much-abused designation 'classic.' It is an exemplary study that combines an acute analysis of the dynamics of Reconstruction with a richly textured portrait of a locale, its people, and its history&#8212;all accomplished with a fluidity and grace of presentation that only a few professional historians achieve.</p> (Barbara J. Fields) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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William McKee Evans is a professor of history emeritus at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is also the author of <i>To Die Game: The Story of the Lowry Band, Indian Guerillas of Reconstruction</i>. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press; Illustrated. edition (May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820317314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820317311
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,636,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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