Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow
|Format:||Print Book 2019.|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies|
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.
ContentsLet 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
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- 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.
|Other Titles|| Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow
225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208) and index.