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Author Keith, LeeAnna.
Title The Colfax massacre : the untold story of Black power, White terror, and the death of Reconstruction / LeeAnna Keith.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Author Keith, LeeAnna.
Subject Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana -- Colfax.
Massacres -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
Violence -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
Racism -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- History -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- 19th century.
Contested elections -- Louisiana -- Grant Parish -- History -- 19th century.
Colfax (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Grant Parish (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Grant Parish (La.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-209) and index.
Contents Introduction: on bones and their markers -- Alabama fever -- The philosopher -- The fall -- Led by a damned puppy -- A town called Fight -- Carnival of the animals -- Battle of the Colfax courthouse -- Voyage of the Ozark -- Getting away with murder -- The legacy of Cruikshank.
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Summary On Easter Sunday, 1873, in the tiny hamlet of Colfax, Louisiana, more than 150 members of an all-black Republican militia were slain by rampaging white supremacists. The deadliest incident of racial violence of the Reconstruction era, the Colfax Massacre unleashed a reign of terror that all but extinguished the campaign for racial equality. This is the first full-length book to tell the history of this decisive event. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts of the massacre, as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, author Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the fateful encounter, and its reverberations throughout the South. In 1875, disregarding the testimony of 300 witnesses, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned a conviction of eight conspirators, virtually nullifying the Ku Klux Klan Enforcement Acts of 1870 and 1871 and clearing the way for the Jim Crow era.--From publisher description.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780198042389 (electronic bk.)
0198042388 (electronic bk.)
9781435617896 (electronic bk.)
1435617894 (electronic bk.)
9780195310269 (alk. paper)
0195310268 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 191027904
Additional Format Print version: Keith, LeeAnna. Colfax massacre. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008 9780195310269 0195310268 (DLC) 2007023368 (OCoLC)145145411

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