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The life and death of Gus Reed : a story of race and justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: Thomas William Bahde
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, 2014.
Series: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman's March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and Black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief, appearing time and again in the records of the state's courts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Augustus Reed; Augustus Reed
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas William Bahde
ISBN: 9780821421048 0821421042 9780821421055 0821421050
OCLC Number: 880966182
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Georgia Roots --
Illinois in Wartime --
Black Springfield --
A White Man's Country --
The Underworld --
The Penitentiary --
Epilogue: Springfield, 1908 --
Appendix A: Timeline of Known Dates in the Life of Augustus "Gus" Reed --
Appendix B: Nativity of Springfield's Black Population, 1860, 1870, 1880 --
Appendix C: Sangamon County Convicts Sent to Illinois State Penitentiary by Year and Race, 1860/80 --
Appendix D: Criminal Cases in Sangamon County Circuit Court, 1870/80 --
Appendix E: Disposition of Criminal Cases (Continuance and Appearance) in Sangamon County Circuit Court, 1870/80.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Responsibility: Thomas Bahde.
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