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Homegrown Terror

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.




2 Responses to "Homegrown Terror"

  1.  
    Gerald Camp November 23rd, 2006 at 8:40 am

    This was not a book review, it was a summary of the book. Why would I want to read the book when I know the whole story? Didn't even mention if the book was well-written or good history.

  2.  
    Anne Guild-Donovan March 2nd, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    This sounds like a powerful, much needed book, even today -wish I could afford to buy it. Anne

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