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Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

Overview
Works: 165 works in 790 publications in 4 languages and 19,689 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Periodicals  Biography  Registers  Genealogy  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PS3087, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Albion W Tourgée
 
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A fool's errand by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

89 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thinly veiled account of Judge Albion W. Tourgee's own career as a forceful advocate of civil rights was a bestseller in the 1880s and continues to occupy a place in the history of American literature. Judge Tourgee's reflections on the fundamental post- abolition problem of how to build a bridge from black emancipation to black equality provide readers with a clear picture of the South during the Reconstruction era. Presented as a work of fiction, this engaging and provocative work discusses Reconstruction and the many problems surrounding it
Bricks without straw; a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

49 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourgée was a Radical Republican Carpetbagger and political leader in post-Civil War North Carolina, where he championed rights for African Americans. Bricks Without Straw (1880) is Tourgée{u2019}s fictionalized account of how Reconstruction was sabotaged. It is a chilling picture of violence against African Americans condoned, civil rights abrogated, constitutional amendments subverted, and electoral fraud institutionalized. Its plot revolves around a group of North Carolina freedpeople who strive to build new lives for themselves by buying land, marketing their own crops, setting up a church and school, and voting for politicians sympathetic to their interests, until Klan terrorism and the ascendancy of a white supremacist government reduce them to neo-slavery. --Amazon.com
A royal gentleman; a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

28 editions published between 1874 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Hunter, the "royal gentleman" in the title, is a Southern lawyer. His father owns a female slave Toinette, who has only a trace of African blood. Geoffrey helps her get an education and freedom. The two become intimately involved and thereafter Geoffrey goes off to fight in the Civil War where he is wounded. Toinette nurses him back to health and he proposes they resume their intimacies, but she insists on marriage. Geoffrey refuses to marry her and they both part company and lead sorrowful lives
Murvale Eastman, Christian socialist by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

35 editions published between 1890 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot plowshares. A novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

28 editions published between 1882 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in the 1840s and 1850s, dealing with the issue of slavery
An appeal to Cæsar by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

16 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figs and thistles: a Western story by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

31 editions published between 1870 and 1970 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the Civil War era based on both the author's experiences and on the political career of James Garfield
Pactolus Prime by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

19 editions published between 1890 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Eax and Mamelon; or, The South without the shadow by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

24 editions published between 1882 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible empire by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

10 editions published between 1879 and 1994 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black ice by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

22 editions published between 1888 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undaunted radical : the selected writings and speeches of Albion W. Tourgée by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading proponent of racial equality in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century, Albion W. Tourgě, 1838-1905. Tourgě served as the most articulate spokesman of the radical wing of the Republican party and he continued to advocate for its egalitarian ideals long after Reconstruction ended. Undaunted Radical presents Tourgě's most significant letters, speeches, and essays from the commencement of Radical Reconstruction through the bleak days of the era of Jim Crow. It also includes an introductory overview of Tourgě's life and an exhaustive bibliography of Tourgě's writings and related works, providing an essential collection for anyone studying Reconstruction and the early civil rights movement
Button's inn by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

19 editions published between 1887 and 1985 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Mormonism in the early part of the century
The story of a thousand by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

23 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This facsimile edition of Albion W. Tourgée's regimental history of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was first published in 1896. Tourgée, a lawyer and outspoken abolitionist from Williamsfield, Ohio, is best known for his semi-fictional novels about the reconstruction of the South following the Civil War, A Fool's Errand and Bricks Without Straw. Both critically acclaimed best sellers, the novels catapulted Tourgée and his relentless efforts to secure equality for African Americans into the national spotlight.The Story of a Thousand also received a warm reception upon its publication, although it never achieved the level of recognition as his other works. Written at the behest of his former comrades in the 105th Ohio, The Story of a Thousand draws on Tourgée's own wartime papers, as well as diaries, letters, and recollections of other veterans, to detail the remarkable story of the regiment during its campaigns in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Sherman's March to the Sea. Tourgée concentrates on the lives and experiences of the enlisted soldiers, describing the backgrounds of the men and how they rallied around the Union flag as citizen soldiers and also on discussions about the role of slavery as the impetus of the war. Tourgée's concern for the common soldier prefigures the scholarship of twentieth-century historians, such as Bell Irvin Wiley, who devoted attention to the men in the ranks rather than the generals and politicians in charge.Historian Peter Luebke revives Albion W. Tourgée's lost testimony of the war in this new edition of The Story of a Thousand. He includes an index and a scholarly introduction that draws on extensive research to describe the writing, production, and reception of the book. Luebke also places the work in the context of recent Civil War scholarship. The inclusion of famed illustrator Frederic Remington's engravings, which accompanied the book's excerpts appearing in The Cosmopolitan magazine in 1894 and 1895, also enhances the text.Scholars, students, and enthusiasts of the Civil War and Ohio history are sure to enjoy this military account by one of Reconstruction's harshest and most articulate critics
The Continent( )

in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our continent( )

in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toinette. A novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

21 editions published between 1874 and 1879 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continent weekly magazine( )

in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fool's errand : by one of the fools : a novel. Together with part II, the invisible empire : an historical review of the epoch on which this tale is based by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

29 editions published between 1870 and 2004 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1880. To which is added, by the same author, Part II. The Invisible Empire [Ku Klux Klan]: a concise review of the epoch on which the tale is based. With many thrilling personal narratives and startling facts of life at the South, never before narrated for the general reader. All fully authenticated. By Albion W. Tourgee, late judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina, author of the code with notes, Digest of cited cases, etc. A Fool's Errand was a popular novel based on Tourgee's experiences as a carpetbagger lawyer and political judge in the South during Reconstruction. This best seller was proclaimed as a significant and unusually original portrayal, criticism and analysis of postwar southern society
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityChurton, Henry, 1838-1905

controlled identityHenry, Edgar, 1838-1905

Albion Tourgée

Albion W. Tourgée amerikansk advokat

Albion Winegar Tourgée

Churton, Henry 1838-1905

Fools, One of the, 1838-1905.

Henry, Edgar 1838-1905

One of the Fools, 1838-1905.

Tourgee, Albion W.

Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

Tourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905.

Winegar Tourgée, Albion 1838-1905

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Bricks without straw; a novelThe invisible empireUndaunted radical : the selected writings and speeches of Albion W. TourgéeA fool's errand : by one of the fools : a novel. Together with part II, the invisible empire : an historical review of the epoch on which this tale is based