Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. OverDrive items can still be requested, and other digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
Available (11)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 973.04 GA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 973.04 GA
Brentwood Library New Juvenile JUV 973.04 Gates
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  New Juvenile
Call Number  JUV 973.04 Gates
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j E185.2.G37 2019
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j E185.2.G37 2019
CLP - Homewood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j E185.2.G37 2019
Location  CLP - Homewood
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j E185.2.G37 2019
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j E185.2.G37 2019
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j E185.2.G37 2019
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j E185.2.G37 2019
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j E185.2.G37 2019
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y 973.0496 GATES
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Call Number  Y 973.0496 GATES
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 973.0496 G22
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 973.0496 G22
Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 973.04 GAT
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Young Adult Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 973.04 GAT
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA 973.0496 G25
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA 973.0496 G25
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 973.04 GAT
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 973.04 GAT
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation.This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation . Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.
Let freedom ring!
Men of color to arms!
Fraught with great difficulty
The ballot with which to save ourselves
Go on with your oppressions
White reign of terror
To the storm, to the whirlwind
Moral weakness in high places
Mighty current.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A striking image on the book jacket will draw readers to this richly informative but uneven presentation on the many progressive changes during the Reconstruction era, as well as their later dismantling, which led to a resurgence of intolerance, injustice, and violence against black Americans, particularly in the South. The book is well researched, though densely packed with facts and often written in complex sentences, including many quotes from nineteenth-century documents and later historians. The writers assume that their readers have a fuller knowledge of the period and a larger vocabulary than can be expected of most middle-grade readers. Attempting to clarify a quote from Andrew Johnson, inchoate is defined within the text as embryonic, a word nearly as puzzling to most young readers. Black-and-white reproductions of archival photos, prints, and documents illustrate the text. While the topic is complex and perhaps too broad for one book, it's also fundamental to understanding the background of racial issues in America. A challenging but worthwhile choice for somewhat older readers.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877 -- Juvenile literature.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow
Contributors Bolden, Tonya, author.
Audience Ages 9-12.
Language English
Description 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208) and index.
ISBN 9781338262049
Other Classic View