The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden - 1865-1900

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"Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?"

Set in post-Civil War North Carolina, The Leopard's Spots tells of the pain of surrender and the effort to rebuild and repair the war-torn and downtrodden South. It exposes the reality of social and race relations during Reconstruction.
The story's leading characters are an eclectic mix of people representative of the time. Among others, they include Charles Gaston, a young man who dreams of a governor's mansion; ...

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The leopard's spots; a romance of the white man's burden--1865-1900

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"Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?"

Set in post-Civil War North Carolina, The Leopard's Spots tells of the pain of surrender and the effort to rebuild and repair the war-torn and downtrodden South. It exposes the reality of social and race relations during Reconstruction.
The story's leading characters are an eclectic mix of people representative of the time. Among others, they include Charles Gaston, a young man who dreams of a governor's mansion; Sallie Worth, a sweet-voiced daughter of the old-fashioned South who embodies human idealism; Simon Legree, an ex-slave driver and Reconstruction leader; and Maj. Stuart Dameron, chief of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565549814
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Reconstruction Ser.
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 1.11 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Dixon, Jr., was born in rural North Carolina during the Civil War. Educated at Wake Forest and Johns Hopkins Universities, Dixon was, among other things, a novelist, preacher, lecturer, lawyer, and state legislator. During his lifetime, he published twenty-two novels and several essays, plays, and sermons. Dixon's "Trilogy of Reconstruction" also included The Traitor and The Clansman and was made into D. W. Griffith's cinema masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. He has been named among both the most dated and most contemporary of Southern writers.

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Table of Contents

Book I Legree's Regime
I. A Hero Returns 3
II. A Light Shining in Darkness 19
III. Deepening Shadows 30
IV. Mr. Lincoln's Dream 34
V. The Old and the New Church 38
VI. The Preacher and the Woman of Boston 44
VII. The Heart of a Child 52
VIII. An Experiment in Matrimony 58
IX. A Master of Men 63
X. The Man or Brute in Embryo 72
XI. Simon Legree 83
XII. Red Snow Drops 93
XIII. Dick 98
XIV. The Negro Uprising 100
XV. The New Citizen King 104
XVI. Legree Speaker of the House 109
XVII. The Second Reign of Terror 118
XVIII. The Red Flag of the Auctioneer 130
XIX. The Rally of the Clansmen 143
XX. How Civilization was Saved 153
XXI. The Old and the New Negro 163
XXII. The Danger of Playing with Fire 165
XXIII. The Birth of a Scalawag 171
XXIV. A Modern Miracle 176
Book II Love's Dream
I. Blue Eyes and Black Hair 187
II. The Voice of the Tempter 193
III. Flora 200
IV. The One Woman 206
V. The Morning of Love 213
VI. Beside Beautiful Waters 221
VII. Dreams and Fears 234
VIII. The Unsolved Riddle 240
IX. The Rhythm of the Dance 244
X. The Heart of a Villain 256
XI. The Old, Old Story 265
XII. The Music of the Mills 277
XIII. The First Kiss 282
XIV. A Mysterious Letter 286
XV. A Blow in the Dark 290
XVI. The Mystery of Pain 301
XVII. Is God Omnipotent? 306
XVIII. The Ways of Boston 310
XIX. The Shadow of a Doubt 317
XX. A New Lesson in Love 320
XXI. Why the Preacher Threw His Life Away 328
XXII. The Flesh and the Spirit 337
Book III The Trial by fire
I. A Growl beneath the Earth 349
II. Face to Face with Fate 351
III. A White Lie 361
IV. The Unspoken Terror 364
V. A Thousand-legged Beast 372
VI. The Black Peril 381
VII. Equality with a Reservation 385
VIII. The New Simon Legree 395
IX. The New America 404
X. Another Declaration of Independence 409
XI. The Heart of a Woman 417
XII. The Splendour of Shameless Love 423
XIII. A Speech That Made History 431
XIV. The Red Shirts 445
XV. The Higher Law 447
XVI. The End of a Modern Villain 455
XVII. Wedding Bells in the Governor's Mansion 457
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