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Yazoo; Or, on the Picket Line of Freedom in the South: A Personal Narrative (Southern Classics)

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Yazoo is a rare and revealing firsthand account of Reconstruction told by a Wisconsin carpetbagger and devout abolitionist who moved to Mississippi in pursuit of wealth and social reform. Seeking economic opportunity for himself as well as a chance to bring about a new social order in the defeated South, Albert T. Morgan leased a cotton plantation in Yazoo County, Mississippi, in1865. His farming venture failed -as did his efforts to secure interracial democracy -but his decade spent in Yazoo County brought opportunities to serve in elected office as a constitutional delegate, state senator, and county sheriff and supervisor. The decade also gave him an intimate understanding of the trials and tribulations associated with the African American freedmen's struggle for equality. In 1884, nine years after fleeing the state under threat of death, Morgan published Yazoo at his own expense to explain the difficulties he and his compatriots faced in Mississippi.

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Yazoo is a rare and revealing account of Reconstruction by a Wisconsin carpetbagger and devout abolitionist who moved to Mississippi in pursuit of wealth and social reform. Albert T. Morgan leased a cotton plantation in Yazoo County in 1865. His farming venture failed — as did his efforts to secure interracial democracy. In 1884, nine years after fleeing Mississippi under threat of death, Morgan published Yazoo at his own expense to explain the difficulties he and his compatriots faced in the South.<P>An absorbing story made all the more poignant by Joseph Logsdon's new introduction, Yazoo offers a sustained narrative about the social and political dynamics of Reconstruction on the plantations, in the local courthouse, and even in the bedrooms of planters and politicians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570033599
Introduction:
Logsdon, Joseph
Author:
Morgan, A. T.
Author:
Morgan, Albert Talmon
Author:
Morgan, Albert T.
Author:
Logsdon, Joseph
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Location:
Columbia, S.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Freedmen
Subject:
Yazoo County
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Mississippi Politics and government 1865-
Subject:
Mississippi Social conditions.
Subject:
US History-1860 to 1920
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Univ of South Carolina
Series:
Southern classics series
Series Volume:
104-156
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.40x5.44x1.52 in. 1.71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Yazoo is a rare and revealing account of Reconstruction by a Wisconsin carpetbagger and devout abolitionist who moved to Mississippi in pursuit of wealth and social reform. Albert T. Morgan leased a cotton plantation in Yazoo County in 1865. His farming venture failed — as did his efforts to secure interracial democracy. In 1884, nine years after fleeing Mississippi under threat of death, Morgan published Yazoo at his own expense to explain the difficulties he and his compatriots faced in the South.<P>An absorbing story made all the more poignant by Joseph Logsdon's new introduction, Yazoo offers a sustained narrative about the social and political dynamics of Reconstruction on the plantations, in the local courthouse, and even in the bedrooms of planters and politicians.
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