Carpetbagger of Conscience: A Biography of John Emory Bryant

Carpetbagger of Conscience: A Biography of John Emory Bryant

by Ruth Currie
     
 

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This is a biography of John Emory Bryant, a veteran of the Civil War who became a Carpetbagger in Georgia during the Reconstruction era. A member of the Eighth Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, Bryant fought at the Battle of the Crater. After his service in the war, he returned to Maine to study law. But, before he finished his degree, he was contacted

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This is a biography of John Emory Bryant, a veteran of the Civil War who became a Carpetbagger in Georgia during the Reconstruction era. A member of the Eighth Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, Bryant fought at the Battle of the Crater. After his service in the war, he returned to Maine to study law. But, before he finished his degree, he was contacted by his former commander and friend, General Rufus Saxton, to join him in new work . . . among former slaves in the Southwith the Freedmen's Bureau, an organization designed to protect and assist the newly freed slaves.

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A biography of a prominent Civil War veteran and Carpetbagger from Georgia who the author characterizes as embodying "the Reconstruction era with all its ambiguities." This reprint is updated with a new introduction discussing scholarship on Bryant since 1987. Originally published in 1987 by U. of Georgia Press, Athens. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780823219384
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Reconstructing America Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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