Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann
Reviewed by Steven Hahn
The New Republic Online
"Colfax, Louisiana was scarcely a town in 1873. It was more a collection of buildings on a plantation owned by William Calhoun. As much as any site in the former Confederate South, however, Colfax came to embody the complex political dynamics of Reconstruction, and the troubling relation of terror and democracy in the history of the United States...." Read the entire New Republic Online review.