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Beyond redemption : race, violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Author: Carole Emberton
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Series: American beginnings, 1500-1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Beyond Redemption explores how the violence of a protracted civil war shaped the meaning of freedom and citizenship in the new South. Here, Carole Emberton traces the competing meanings that redemption held for Americans as they tried to come to terms with the war and the changing social landscape. While some imagined redemption from the brutality of slavery and war, others--like the infamous Ku Klux Klan--sought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Emberton
ISBN: 9780226269993 022626999X
OCLC Number: 890757540
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Reconstruction as redemption --
The politics of suffering --
Wounds and scars --
The militarization of freedom --
Ballots and bullets --
The violent bear it away.
Series Title: American beginnings, 1500-1900.
Responsibility: Carole Emberton.

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