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Title:
Reconstruction and reaction : the black experience of emancipation, 1861-1913
ISBN:
9780816033188
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, c1996.
Physical Description:
xvii, 158 p. : illustrations, maps.
Summary:
Covers African-American advancements during the period of the federal government's management of the defeated Southern states.
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Explores how at the end of the Civil War emancipated slaves liberated themselves from the physical and conceptual chains of oppression, dominating state politics and establishing schools, churches and businesses. Also documents the campaign of terror waged by whites as the federal government began to abandon reconstruction.


Author Notes

Michael Golay is a journalist & author of several books, including "The Ruined Land: The End of the Civil War". He lives in Exeter, NH.

(Bowker Author Biography)