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The Resource The literature of Reconstruction : not in plain black and white, Brook Thomas

The literature of Reconstruction : not in plain black and white, Brook Thomas

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The literature of Reconstruction : not in plain black and white
Title
The literature of Reconstruction
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not in plain black and white
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Brook Thomas
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eng
Summary
"In this groundbreaking new study, author Brook Thomas argues that literary analysis can enhance our historical understanding of race and Reconstruction. The standard view that Reconstruction ended with the Compromise of 1877 is a retrospective construction. Works of literature provide the perspective of those who continued to see possibilities for its renewal well past 1877. Historians have long tried to reconcile social history's emphasis on the local with political history's emphasis on the national. Literature creates national political allegories while focusing on events in a particular locale. Moreover, the debate over Reconstruction was a debate about state legitimacy as well as specific laws. It was a question of foundational myths as well as foundational legal principles. Literature's political allegories allow us to recreate those debates rather than view the end of Reconstruction as a foregone conclusion. Because many of the issues raised by Reconstruction remain unresolved, those debates continue into the present. Chapters treat how the racial issues raised by Reconstruction are interwoven with debates over state v. national authority, efforts to combat terrorism (the KKK), the paternalism of welfare, economic expansion, and the question of who should rightly inherit the nation's past. Thomas examines authors who opposed Reconstruction, authors who supported it, and authors who struggled with mixed feelings. This exciting text will set the standard in literary historical studies for decades to come"--
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1947-
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Thomas, Brook
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Race relations in literature
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • Politics and literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • United States
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The literature of Reconstruction : not in plain black and white, Brook Thomas
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Not in Plain Black and White -- 1. Reconciliation and Reunion: Clasping Hands over the Bloody Chasm -- 2. Federalism: Thinking Nationally, Acting Locally -- 3. The Ku Klux Klan: The Necessity of Extreme Measures -- 4. Of Mules and Men: African American Manhood and the Paradox of Paternalism -- 5. Ruiz de Burton and Railroads: The Westward Course of Reconstruction -- 6. Working with the Heritage of the Old South -- 7. Inheriting a Shadow and a Dream
Control code
947074671
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 378 pages
Isbn
9781421421322
Lccn
2016012791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947074671
Label
The literature of Reconstruction : not in plain black and white, Brook Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Not in Plain Black and White -- 1. Reconciliation and Reunion: Clasping Hands over the Bloody Chasm -- 2. Federalism: Thinking Nationally, Acting Locally -- 3. The Ku Klux Klan: The Necessity of Extreme Measures -- 4. Of Mules and Men: African American Manhood and the Paradox of Paternalism -- 5. Ruiz de Burton and Railroads: The Westward Course of Reconstruction -- 6. Working with the Heritage of the Old South -- 7. Inheriting a Shadow and a Dream
Control code
947074671
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 378 pages
Isbn
9781421421322
Lccn
2016012791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947074671

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