Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy

Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy

by Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620973653
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 138,870
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ethan J. Kytle is an associate professor of history at California State University, Fresno and the author of Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era. Kytle lives in Fresno, California.

Blain Roberts is an associate professor of history at California State University, Fresno and the author of Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women. She lives in Fresno, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Prelude: Slavery's Capital 12

Part 1 Emancipation and Reconstruction

1 The Year of Jubilee 39

2 Reconstructing Charleston in the Shadow of Slavery 62

Part II Jim Crow Rising

3 Setting Jim Crow in Stone 93

4 Cradle of the Lost Cause 114

Part III Jim Crow Era

5 Black Memory in the Ivory City 141

6 America's Most Historic City 167

7 The Sounds of Slavery 196

8 We Don't Go in for Slave Horrors 225

Part IV Civil Rights Era and Beyond

9 We Shall Overcome 259

10 Segregating the Past 292

Conclusion: Denmark Vesey's Garden 321

Afterword: The Saving Grace of the Emanuel Nine? 337

Acknowledgments 350

List of Abbreviations 353

Notes 360

Image Credits 430

Index 432

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