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Beyond redemption : race, violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Author: Carole Emberton
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Series: American beginnings, 1500-1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beyond Redemption explores how the violence of a protracted civil war shaped the meaning of freedom and citizenship in the new South. Here, Carole Emberton traces the competing meanings that redemption held for Americans as they tried to come to terms with the war and the changing social landscape. While some imagined redemption from the brutality of slavery and war, others--like the infamous Ku Klux Klan--sought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Emberton
ISBN: 9780226024271 022602427X
OCLC Number: 809911032
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reconstruction as redemption --
The politics of suffering --
Wounds and scars --
The militarization of freedom --
Ballots and bullets --
The violent bear it away.
Series Title: American beginnings, 1500-1900.
Responsibility: Carole Emberton.

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In the months after the end of the Civil War, there was one word on everyone's lips: redemption. This title explores how the violence of a protracted civil war shaped the meaning of freedom and  Read more...

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"Beyond Redemption poses interesting questions that will help guide how historians reinterpret the Civil War era for a new generation.--Andrew L. Slap, East Tennessee State University "Journal of Read more...

 
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