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Colfax Massacre The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction

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ISBN-10: 0195310268

ISBN-13: 9780195310269

Edition: 2008

Authors: LeeAnna Keith

List price: $24.95
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On Easter Sunday, 1873, in the tiny hamlet of Colfax, Louisiana, more than 150 members of an all-black Republican militia, defending the town's courthouse, were slain by an armed force of rampaging white supremacists. The most deadly incident of racial violence of the Reconstruction era, the Colfax Massacre unleashed a reign of terror that all but extinguished the campaign for racial equality. LeeAnna Keith's The Colfax Massacre is the first full-length book to tell the history of this decisive event. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts of the massacre, as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

Introduction: On Bones and Their Markers
Alabama Fever
The Philosopher
The Fall
Led by a Damned Puppy
A Town Called Fight
Carnival of the Animals
Battle of the Colfax Courthouse
Voyage of the Ozark
Getting Away with Murder
The Legacy of Cruikshank
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index