An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866 by James G. Hollandsworth, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866

An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866

by James G. Hollandsworth
     
 

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In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained fury.

Overview

In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained fury. When it was over, at least forty-eight men -- an overwhelming majority of them black -- lay dead and more than two hundred had been wounded. In An Absolute Massacre, James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., examines the events surrounding the confrontation and offers a compelling look at the racial tinderbox that was the post-Civil War South.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807125885
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., is also the author of The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience during the Civil War and Pretense of Glory: The Life of Nathaniel P. Banks.He lives in Jackson, Mississippi.

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James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., is also the author of The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience during the Civil War and Pretense of Glory: The Life of Nathaniel P. Banks.He lives in Jackson, Mississippi.

LSU Press

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