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The Resource The Trouble they seen : the story of Reconstruction in the words of African Americans, edited by Dorothy Sterling

The Trouble they seen : the story of Reconstruction in the words of African Americans, edited by Dorothy Sterling

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The Trouble they seen : the story of Reconstruction in the words of African Americans
Title
The Trouble they seen
Title remainder
the story of Reconstruction in the words of African Americans
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dorothy Sterling
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most histories of Reconstruction deal primarily with political issues and the larger conflicts between Democrats and Republicans, northerners and southerners. The Trouble They Seen departs from this approach to examine in their own words the lives of ordinary ex-slaves who had few skills and fewer opportunities. People are by now familiar with names like Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, and Robert Smalls, but they know little of the men and women of more modest distinction, less still of the anonymous millions whose lives have been recorded in letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official documents. Editor Dorothy Sterling has drawn on these primary sources and with cogent commentary depicts the African American experience during Reconstruction, from 1865 to 1877. The period unfolds with immediacy and drama in the voices of African Americans: the problems and promise of the first year; the role of the Freedman's Bureau; anti-black violence; the initiation of political participation; the development of black colleges; the renaissance in the African American community, a time of unprecedented progress in the fields of politics, education, economics, and culture; and the inevitable tragic struggle by African Americans against southern white efforts to resume political power and to fetter black freedom with a thousand chains more durable that slavery
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2
LC item number
.T84 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1913-2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sterling, Dorothy
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  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
The Trouble they seen : the story of Reconstruction in the words of African Americans, edited by Dorothy Sterling
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29390222
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xviii, 491 pages
Isbn
9780306805486
Lccn
93042594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29390222
Label
The Trouble they seen : the story of Reconstruction in the words of African Americans, edited by Dorothy Sterling
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29390222
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xviii, 491 pages
Isbn
9780306805486
Lccn
93042594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29390222

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