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A Fool's Errand: A Novel of the South During Reconstruction

Tourgee, Albion Winegar

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ISBN 10: 0881336335 / ISBN 13: 9780881336337
Verlag: Waveland Pr Inc, Long Grove, Illinois, U.S.A., 1991
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ex library. sticker to spine, inside front cover, on first page, fourth page and last page. lending history sheet cleanly removed from first page. printing defect towards the rear where the bottom of 2 pages are not separated. though this is easily resolved. stamping on initial pages, rear pages and discretely on the bottom of several pages throughout text. otherwise, binding is very well preserved, pages are crisp and printing is tight clean and bright throughout. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 153379

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Titel: A Fool's Errand: A Novel of the South During...

Verlag: Waveland Pr Inc, Long Grove, Illinois, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: paperback

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Art des Buches: Ex-Library

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Now available from Waveland Press, this thinly veiled account of Judge Albion W. Tourgee's own career as a forceful advocate of civil rights was a bestseller in the 1880s and continues to occupy a place in the history of American literature. Judge Tourgee's reflections on the fundamental post- abolition problem of how to build a bridge from black emancipation to black equality provide readers with a clear picture of the South during the Reconstruction era. Presented as a work of fiction, this engaging and provocative work discusses Reconstruction and the many problems surrounding it. An introduction by George Fredrickson provides historical context for both the author and the novel.

About the Author:

Albion W. Tourgée was born in Williamsfield, Ohio, in 1838, attended the University of Rochester, and saw intermittent action (1861–1863) in the Union Army during the Civil Way. After his discharge he studied law and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1864, and when the war ended, he settled in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he soon rose to prominence, as judge and as outspoken opponent of the anti-Reconstructionists. He left the state in 1879. Among his published works are Toinette (1874), Figs and Thistles (1879), Bricks Without Straw (1880), John Eax (1882), and Hot Plowshares (1883). He died in 1903 while serving as American consul in Bordeaux.

John Hope Franklin was Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at the University of Chicago. He is the author of From Slavery to Freedom, A History of American Negroes (1947; 1956), The Militant South (1956), and Reconstruction after the Civil War (1961).

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