Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow
Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. author.


Physical Description
225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Let freedom ring! -- Men of color to arms! -- Fraught with great difficulty -- Restored -- The ballot with which to save ourselves -- Go on with your oppressions -- White reign of terror -- To the storm, to the whirlwind -- Moral weakness in high places -- Mighty current.

Reading Level
1200 L Lexile

Subject Term
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877).
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History.

Geographic Term
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.

Added Author
Bolden, Tonya

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today. --

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