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Color-blind justice : albion tourgee and the quest for racial equality from the civil war to plessy.

Author: Mark Elliott
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights, Albion Tourgee battled his entire life for racial justice. Now, in this engaging biography, Mark Elliott offers an insightful portrait of a fearless lawyer, jurist, and writer, who fought for equality long after most Americans had abandoned the ideals of Reconstruction. Elliott provides a fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Albion W Tourgée; Albion W Tourgée
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Elliott
ISBN: 0195346173 9780195346176
OCLC Number: 191924287
Description: 1 online resource (volumes)
Contents: Note on Usage; Introduction: Albion Tourgée and Color-Blind Citizenship; Part I: The Color-Blind Crusade; Part II: The Radical Advance; Part III: The Counterrevolution; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Notes; Index.

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Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights, Albion Tourgee battled his entire life for racial justice. Now, in this engaging biography, Mark Elliott offers an insightful portrait of a fearless lawyer, jurist, and writer, who fought for equality long after most Americans had abandoned the ideals of Reconstruction. Elliott provides a fascinating account of Tourgee's life, from his childhood in the Western Reserve region of Ohio (then a hotbed of abolitionism), to his years as a North Carolina judge during Reconstruct.

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