August Reckoning / Edition 1

August Reckoning / Edition 1

by W W Rogers Sr., Robert David Ward, Robert David Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817351191

ISBN-13: 9780817351199

Pub. Date: 04/27/2004

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

An important story of one man's life, lived with courage and principle.

During the decades of Bourbon ascendancy after 1874, Alabama institutions like those in other southern states were dominated by whites. Former slave and sharecropper Jack Turner refused to accept a society so structured. Highly intelligent, physically imposing, and an orator of

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An important story of one man's life, lived with courage and principle.

During the decades of Bourbon ascendancy after 1874, Alabama institutions like those in other southern states were dominated by whites. Former slave and sharecropper Jack Turner refused to accept a society so structured. Highly intelligent, physically imposing, and an orator of persuasive talents, Turner was fearless before whites and emerged as a leader of his race. He helped to forge a political alliance between blacks and whites that defeated and humiliated the Bourbons in Choctaw County, the heart of the Black Belt, in the election of 1882. That summer, after a series of bogus charges and arrests, Turner was accused of planning to lead his private army of blacks in a general slaughter of the county whites. Justice was forgotten in the resultant fear and hysteria.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817351199
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Series:
Library of Alabama Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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