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Black Citizenship and the Republican Party in Reconstruction Alabama

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Loren L. Schweninger, Emeritus Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: PERHAPS NO ASPECT OF ALABAMA HISTORY HAS RECEIVED more scholarly attention in the past decade than the period of Reconstruction. Studies by Sarah van Woolfolk Wiggins,1 William Cash,2 and Robert Gilmour,3 have examined the po-litical, social, and economic activities of whites during the period; works by Peter Kolchin,4 William Warren Rogers and David Ward,5 and John Meyers,6 have evaluated the condition of freedmen; while articles, dissertations, and theses by various other authors have investigated a host of related subjects. These writers, called revisionists, have shown that Alabama Reconstruction was neither the nadir in the state's history, nor an era of Negro rule, nor a time when impecunious carpet-baggers and destitute scalawags, manipulating ignorant Ne-groes, ravaged and plundered the state; and in doing so have laid to rest these three long-standing myths about the period.

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Publication
Alabama Review 29 (April 1976):83-103
Language: English
Date: 1976
Keywords
Alabama Reconstruction, Republican party, Freedmen