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Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Tonya Bolden
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This is a story about America and the shaping of its democratic values during the Reconstruction era, one of our country's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In this stirring account of the Civil War, emancipation, and the struggle for rights and reunion that followed, one of the premier US scholars delivers a book that is as illuminating as it is timely. Real-life accounts of heroism, grit, betrayal, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Instructional and educational works
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 9781338262049 1338262041
OCLC Number: 1034634538
Target Audience: Grades 4-6.; Ages 9-12.
Description: 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Let freedom ring! --
Men of color to arms! --
Fraught with great difficulty --
Restored --
The ballot with which to save ourselves --
Go on with your oppressions --
White reign of terror --
To the storm, to the whirlwind --
Moral weakness in high places --
Mighty current.
Other Titles: Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow
Responsibility: by Henry Louis Gates, Jr ; with Tonya Bolden.

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"This is a story about America and the shaping of its democratic values during the Reconstruction era, one of our country's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In this stirring account of the Civil War, emancipation, and the struggle for rights and reunion that followed, one of the premier US scholars delivers a book that is as illuminating as it is timely. Real-life accounts of heroism, grit, betrayal, and bravery drive this book's narrative, spanning America's history from 1861 to 1915 and drawing parallels with today. Topics include the destruction of slavery, the Reconstruction Amendments, and African American resilience in times of racial unrest. Notable figures cited throughout include Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Adams, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Jacobs, Charlotte Forten, W.E.B. Du Bois, and more. Here, you will come face-to-face with America's challenge to create a society in which black and white citizens could, after a violent civil war, find a lasting peace without new lines of inequality and separation being drawn. The people and events of that noble experiment, and its violent overthrow and eventual undermining in the Jim Crow era, are central to this story. In introducing them to young readers, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., shares a history that remains vitally relevant to the challenges of our own time."--Jacket.

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