Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War

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Praise for "The Big Test:
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post
Praise for "The Big Test: "
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"
"Short and concise, Nicholas Lemann's "Redemption" is one of the very best accounts of Reconstruction I've ever read. Focusing on the Southern 'Redeemers'' slaughter of innocent blacks as well as the hopes and trials of Adelbert Ames, the heroic Civil War general who became governor of Mississippi, Lemann succeeds in showing that the defeat of Reconstruction was in many ways 'the last battle of the Civil War, ' a battle won of course by the South."
--David Brion Davis, Yale University Praise for "The Big Test: "
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"
"It is no surprise that Nick Lemann, with his enormous skills as a writer, has taken one of the least understood and most manipulated moments in our history and redeemed it--and the truth--for the rest of us. Now, thanks to his superb storytelling, some of the fog around this dark chapter has lifted." --Ken Burns "Short and concise, Nicholas Lemann's "Redemption" is one of the very best accounts of Reconstruction I've ever read. Focusing on the Southern 'Redeemers'' slaughter of innocent blacks as well as the hopes and trials of Adelbert Ames, the heroic Civil War general who became governor of Mississippi, Lemann succeeds in showing that the defeat of Reconstruction was in many ways 'the last battle of the Civil War, ' a battle won of course by the South."
--David Brion Davis, Yale University Praise for "The Big Test: "
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"
"It is no secret that emancipation did not mark an end to the suffering of African Americans in the South. Building on the major historical studies of Reconstruction by scholars such as John Hope Franklin and Eric Foner, Nicholas Lemann's gripping account of anti-black hatred and violence in Reconstruction-era Mississippi dramatizes these struggles and brings the history of this roiling period front and center, where it belongs." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University "It is no surprise that Nick Lemann, with his enormous skills as a writer, has taken one of the least understood and most manipulated moments in our history and redeemed it--and the truth--for the rest of us. Now, thanks to his superb storytelling, some of the fog around this dark chapter has lifted." --Ken Burns "Short and concise, Nicholas Lemann's "Redemption" is one of the very best accounts of Reconstruction I've ever read. Focusing on the Southern 'Redeemers'' slaughter of innocent blacks as well as the hopes and trials of Adelbert Ames, the heroic Civil War general who became governor of Mississippi, Lemann succeeds in showing that the defeat of Reconstruction was in many ways 'the last battle of the Civil War, ' a battle won of course by the South."
--David Brion Davis, Yale University Praise for "The Big Test: "
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"
"Nicholas Lemann has written a book that is essential to any full understanding of how racial hatred, terrorism, and lies have shaped our history, our culture, and our deepest national neuroses." --Roger Wilkins, George Mason University
""Redemption" is as brilliantly written as the white South's bloody reversal of the Civil War's verdict was grimly effective. In this enraging, absorbing account of the post-war rebirth of white supremacy and black enslavement, Nicholas Lemann proves that Faulkner was right: the past's dark shadows haunt us yet." --Hodding Carter III "It is no secret that emancipation did not mark an end to the suffering of African Americans in the South. Building on the major historical studies of Reconstruction by scholars such as John Hope Franklin and Eric Foner, Nicholas Lemann's gripping account of anti-black hatred and violence in Reconstruction-era Mississippi dramatizes these struggles and brings the history of this roiling period front and center, where it belongs." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University "It is no surprise that Nick Lemann, with his enormous skills as a writer, has taken one of the least understood and most manipulated moments in our history and redeemed it--and the truth--for the rest of us. Now, thanks to his superb storytelling, some of the fog around this dark chapter has lifted." --Ken Burns "Short and concise, Nicholas Lemann's "Redemption" is one of the very best accounts of Reconstruction I've ever read. Focusing on the Southern 'Redeemers'' slaughter of innocent blacks as well as the hopes and trials of Adelbert Ames, the heroic Civil War general who became governor of Mississippi, Lemann succeeds in showing that the defeatof Reconstruction was in many ways 'the last battle of the Civil War, ' a battle won of course by the South."
--David Brion Davis, Yale University Praise for "The Big Test: "
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"
Praise for "REDEMPTION":
" [A] brilliant new book,"" . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox." -- Jon Meacham, "Washington"" Monthly""" " Lemann . . . has told this sad, heartbreaking story with passion and authority. He does not tar all whites with the brush of racism or violence, and he does not excuse Reconstruction its excesses and mistakes." -- Jonathan Yardley, "Washington"" Post Book World""" " Lemann performs a sterling service in excavating these hidden ruins, and "Redemption" is a superb, supple work of popular narrative history backed up by sound archival evidence." -- Alexander Rose, "The ""New York"" Observer" Praise for THE BIG TEST
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"
Praise for "REDEMPTION":
"[A] brilliant new book" ." . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox." --Jon Meacham, "Washington"" Monthly""" "Lemann . . . has told this sad, heartbreaking story with passion and authority. He does not tar all whites with the brush of racism or violence, and he does not excuse Reconstruction its excesses and mistakes." --Jonathan Yardley, "Washington"" Post Book World""" "Lemann performs a sterling service in excavating these hidden ruins, and "Redemption" is a superb, supple work of popular narrative history backed up by sound archival evidence." --Alexander Rose, "The ""New York"" Observer" Praise for THE BIG TEST
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful charact

Praise for "REDEMPTION"

"[A] brilliant new book"". . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox." --Jon Meacham, "Washington"" Monthly""" "Lemann . . . has told this sad, heartbreaking story with passion and authority. He does not tar all whites with the brush of racism or violence, and he does not excuse Reconstruction its excesses and mistakes." --Jonathan Yardley, "Washington"" Post Book World""" "Lemann performs a sterling service in excavating these hidden ruins, and "Redemption" is a superb, supple work of popular narrative history backed up by sound archival evidence." --Alexander Rose, "The ""New York"" Observer" Praise for THE BIG TEST

"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"

"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"

Praise for "REDEMPTION"
"[A] brilliant new book"." . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox." --Jon Meacham, "Washington"" Monthly""" "Lemann . . . has told this sad, heartbreaking story with passion and authority. He does not tar all whites with the brush of racism or violence, and he does not excuse Reconstruction its excesses and mistakes." --Jonathan Yardley, "Washington"" Post Book World""" "Lemann performs a sterling service in excavating these hidden ruins, and "Redemption" is a superb, supple work of popular narrative history backed up by sound archival evidence." --Alexander Rose, "The ""New York"" Observer" Praise for THE BIG TEST
"A dazzling writer . . . Mr. Lemann makes this tale immensely readable." --Dan Seligman, "The Wall Street Journal"
"A swaggering good tale peopled with colorful characters, from the testmakers who created the SAT in the 1920's to the students who used it 40 years later to launch themselves as Lemann's Mandarins." --Gerald W. Bracey, "The Washington Post"

"[A] brilliant new book"." . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox." --Jon Meacham, "Washington"" Monthly""" "Lemann . . . has told this sad, heartbreaking story with passion and authority. He does not tar all whites with the brush of racism or violence, and he does not excuse Reconstruction its excesses and mistakes." --Jonathan Yardley, "Washington"" Post Book World""" "Lemann performs a sterling service in excavating these hidden ruins, and "Redemption" is a superb, supple work of popular narrative history backed up by sound archival evidence." --Alexander Rose, "The ""New York"" Observer"

[A] brilliant new book . . . "Redemption" is accessible and important, and we cannot really understand race or political power in modern America without understanding what happened in the South a decade after Appomattox. "Jon Meacham, Washington Monthly"

Lemann . . . has told this sad, heartbreaking story with passion and authority. He does not tar all whites with the brush of racism or violence, and he does not excuse Reconstruction its excesses and mistakes. "Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World"

Lemann performs a sterling service in excavating these hidden ruins, and "Redemption" is a superb, supple work of popular narrative history backed up by sound archival evidence. "Alexander Rose, The New York Observer""

Reseña del editor:

"An arresting piece of popular history." Sean Wilentz, "The New York Times Book Review"

Nicholas Lemann opens this extraordinary book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This began an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant's support for the emergent structures of black political power. "Redemption" is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875."

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Lemann, Nicholas.
Verlag: New York Farrar Straus and Giroux (2006)
ISBN 10: 0374530696 ISBN 13: 9780374530693
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Buchbeschreibung New York Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2006. 0. 23,5x16 cm. XI, 257 S. Hardback in good condition. Jacket as well. Inside very clean. In 1875, an army of white terrorists in Mississippi led a campaign to "redeem" their state - to abolish, with violence and murder if need be, the newly won civil rights of freed slaves and blacks. The outcome of the Civil War hung in the balance. Sprache: Englischglisch 0.500 gr. Hardback in good condition. Jacket as well. Artikel-Nr. 7935DB

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