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From the Publisher"This book is a must-read for anyone studying Reconstruction.... Terror in the Heart of Freedom makes a significant contribution to our understanding of black women's notions of freedom, virtue, and citizenship."
-American Nineteenth Century History
"An excellent and important book. Rosen has made strong and thought-provoking connections between the politics of citizenship, gender constructions, and sexual violence in the South during Reconstruction. . . . An interesting and powerful work."
-Journal of American Ethnic History
"A significant contribution in our understanding of the meaning of gender roles, racial and sexual violence, and citizenship."
-The Alabama Review
"Interesting and sound. . . . Rosen makes a unique contribution."
-Arkansas Historical Quarterly
"Rosen's accomplishments in this book are impressive and many. Combining solid research with an astute analysis of political rhetoric, her conclusions . . . are persuasive. . . . Of value and interest to the specialist as well as the classroom teacher."
-Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
"An admirable job. . . . Invaluable to students of Reconstruction, race, or gender. . . . Highly recommended."
"[A] fascinating volume. . . . Convincingly demonstrates how many southern white men - whether politicians, rioters, or night riders - reacted with distaste or even fury to the new conceptions of African American citizenship in play during Reconstruction."
-North Carolina Historical Review