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A fool's errand

Author: Albion W Tourgée
Publisher: Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [1961, 1879]. ©1961
Series: John Harvard library.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905.
Fool's errand.
Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961
(OCoLC)571468933
Online version:
Tourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905.
Fool's errand.
Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961
(OCoLC)603681055
Named Person: Albion W Tourgée
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albion W Tourgée
ISBN: 0674307518 9780674307513
OCLC Number: 276317
Notes: First published in 1879.
Description: 404 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: John Harvard library.
Responsibility: by Albion W. Tourgee ; edited by John Hope Franklin.

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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.

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