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The Colfax massacre : the untold story of black power, white terror, and the death of reconstruction

Author: LeeAnna Keith
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a large body of documents, including eyewitness accounts and evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the Colfax massacre - during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered - and the reverberations this message of terror sent throughout the South.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: LeeAnna Keith
ISBN: 9780195393088 0195393082
OCLC Number: 465370869
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 219 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
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.
Responsibility: LeeAnna Keith.

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Drawing on a large body of documents, including eyewitness accounts and evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the Colfax massacre - during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered - and the reverberations this message of terror sent throughout the South.

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