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Black reconstruction in America an essay toward a history of the part which black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880. by W. E. B. Du Bois

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Published by World Pub. Co. in Cleveland .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877),
  • African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877,
  • African Americans -- Politics and government,
  • African Americans -- Employment -- History -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesMeridian books
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE668 .D83 1964
The Physical Object
Pagination746 p.
Number of Pages746
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5913237M
LC Control Number64015324

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Black Reconstruction in America tells and interprets the story of the 20 years of Reconstruction from the point of view of newly liberated African Americans.. Though lambasted by critics at the time of its publication in , Black Reconstruction has only grown in historical and literary importance. In the s, it joined the canon of the most influential revisionist historical works. Black Reconstruction. THE INITIAL STAGES. BLACK POLITICAL POWER. THE END OF RECONSTRUCTION. LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE RESISTANCE. BIBLIOGRAPHY. The term Black Reconstruction refers to the actions and activities of both black and white Americans in the period immediately after the Civil involved the transformation of Southern political, economic, .   W. E. B. Du Bois's seminal work, Black Reconstruction in America, was written within the conceptual backdrop of the plight of African Americans during the Great Depression. While the Great Depression was pushing the working class toward urban unemployment and rural subsistence, Du Bois was the intellectual voice of radicalization which took root in the black ghettos. Get this from a library! Black reconstruction in America. [W E B Du Bois; David Levering Lewis] -- Presents the pioneering work in the study of the role of African Americans during Reconstruction by the most influential black intellectual of his time.