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A wonderfully readable and informative book. If you do not know much about the reconstruction period this book is both entertaining and enlightening. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Brando
This book makes me reflect the tragedy that the colored people suffered just to be free and able to be heardPublished 1 month ago by diane bertrand
Amazing book about, what to me, is a little known chapter in our history.Published 2 months ago by Barbara Z. Stickford
Reads like a novel.
Very well researched.
Disturbing and little known era of US history.
Clear, straightforward, dramatic, well researched. It's history told as lived experience. This is really all I have to say about it.Published 9 months ago by Michael Jennings
This book shows how, in 1875, political power in Mississippi was wrested by violent means from the black-supported (and largely black-staffed) Republican government by what was... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne Mills
"Redemption" is Nicholas Lehmann's thoroughly researched and thoroughly depressing narrative focused on Governor Adelbert Ames and his stormy tenure as Mississippi's Governor... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Randall L. Wilson
Lemann's Redemption is simultaneously a study in the breakdown of Reconstruction in Mississippi in the 1870s and a reinterpretation of Adelbert Ames' governorship of Mississippi... Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by R. S. Wilkerson
I am not particularly a student of history, but I regard myself as having a base of general knowledge that is fairly broad and deep. Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by trac10