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Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"An arresting piece of popular history." --Sean Wilentz, The New York Times Book Review
 
Nicholas Lemann opens this extraordinary book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This began an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant's support for the emergent structures of black political power. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875.
 

Synopsis:

Brilliant . . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox. -Jon Meacham, "Washington Monthly."

About the Author

Nicholas Lemann, dean of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, is author of The Big Test (FSG, 1999) and the prizewinning The Promised Land. He lives with his family in Pelham, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374530693
Author:
Lemann, Nicholas
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
US History-1860 to 1920
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Notes, a Note on Sources, and a
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.53 x 0.75 in

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Product details 272 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374530693 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Brilliant . . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox. -Jon Meacham, "Washington Monthly."
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