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You see some of the really hideously evil methods white Democrats used to disenfranchise blacks.
The "Shreveport Times," as well as other regional papers, explicitly advocated killing any Republicans or blacks elected to public office.
This book brings again to light from authentic voices the realities of reconstruction that we have collectively chosen to forget.
Good job showing how the end of the Civil War wasn't really the end of the resistance by ex-confederates or the intimidation of newly freed men and women. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert Maxwell
Budiansky, when he writes, uses some of the purplest prose I've ever read in a history book. I have to qualify "when he writes" because significant chunks of this work are... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JP
It is important for all of us to understand how white leaders in the southern United States behaved in the aftermath of the war for the abolition of slavery (the American Civil... Read morePublished 20 months ago by AssembledSound
At the risk of sounding incredibly naïve, the revelations in The Bloody Shirt, author Stephen Budiansky's 2008 exposition on the terrorism following Appomattox, were nearly too... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steve
I wonder if your high school history classes were like mine, with Reconstruction given a brief mention after the exhaustion of teaching the Civil War. Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by Steve Kohn
This is a book for people who read history and love original source material. Quotes and sometimes the full text of concurrent newspaper articles and correspondence give dimension... Read morePublished on June 17, 2011 by Sarah Williams
oday I'm going to write about a book I was assigned to read for my History 104 class. That class covers American history from the Civil War onward and, so far, has been quite... Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Chris Swanson