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A fool's errand

Author: Albion W Tourgée; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : Electronic edView all editions and formats
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Based largely on Tourgée's actual experiences in Greensboro, North Carolina during Reconstruction, this is the fictional story of Comfort Servosse, a man of French Canadian descent who joins the Civil War on the Union side, then returns home after the war and resolves to move his family to the South. He purchases a decayed plantation called Warrington in Rockford County; the state to which he moves is never  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albion W Tourgée; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
OCLC Number: 47855818
Notes: Title from electronic title page.
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digitization project's database, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection The Church in the Southern Black community.
Text scanned (OCR) by Richard Musselwhite. Images scanned by Richard Musselwhite. Text encoded by Andrew Leiter.
Details: Mode of access: Internet World Wide Web.; System requirements: PC with modem or direct Internet connection; SGML viewer required for SGML files.
Other Titles: Church in the Southern Black community.
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Based largely on Tourgée's actual experiences in Greensboro, North Carolina during Reconstruction, this is the fictional story of Comfort Servosse, a man of French Canadian descent who joins the Civil War on the Union side, then returns home after the war and resolves to move his family to the South. He purchases a decayed plantation called Warrington in Rockford County; the state to which he moves is never identified. He makes a name for himself as a radical Yankee--or carpetbagger--and arouses the hostility of the neighbors in the community. The rest of the story follows his increasing involvement on the behalf of former slaves in the community and his opposition to the activities of the Ku Klux Klan. There are several digressions and conversations in which Servosse, his friends, and even the narrator discuss the numerous problems facing the South during the time of reconstruction and blaming some of the violence and trouble in the South on Washington's unwillingness to step in where required.

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