A Revolution Gone Backward: The Black Response to National Politics, 1876-1896

A Revolution Gone Backward: The Black Response to National Politics, 1876-1896

by Bess Beatty
     
 

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While newly liberated American blacks were relatively free to participate in the nation's political life during the decade following the Civil War, with the end of Reconstruction and the withdrawal of federal protection, constitutional guarantees quickly were curtailed. In this analysis of the beginnings of black political development, Beatty examines the aftermath of

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While newly liberated American blacks were relatively free to participate in the nation's political life during the decade following the Civil War, with the end of Reconstruction and the withdrawal of federal protection, constitutional guarantees quickly were curtailed. In this analysis of the beginnings of black political development, Beatty examines the aftermath of Reconstruction through the eyes of a people who found their rights, liberties, and hopes stalemated in a "revolution gone backward."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313064425
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/23/1987
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
316 KB

Meet the Author

BESS BEATTY is Assistant Professor of History at Oregon State University.

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