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Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880…

Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (original 1935; edition 1998)

by W. E. Burghardt Du Bois, David Levering Lewis (Introduction)

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Title:Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880
Authors:W. E. Burghardt Du Bois
Other authors:David Levering Lewis (Introduction)
Info:Free Press (1998), Paperback, 768 pages
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Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 by W. E. Burghardt Du Bois (1935)



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Arguably one of the best books ever written on the subject of Reconstruction. W.E.B. Du Bois offers an effective retort against the racist historiography of the Dunning School by offering his own historical and economic analysis. He argues that white supremacy undermined the liberating project of Reconstruction in the American South. Essentially, corrupt White supremacist politicians and organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan eroded the freedoms of Black folks through terrorist violence and Jim Crow Laws. In addition, they also created more tension between black and white members of the working class, thus eliminating any possibility of multiracial class solidarity. It is a lengthy book on an equally long subject.

If you are a scholar of the American South, the Civil War, or Reconstruction, you have to get this book. ( )
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