Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders During the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878

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NewSouth Books, 2010 - History - 428 pages
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Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags recounts events in post-Civil War Alabama, including political affairs and the attempts by the black population to carve out a social, educational, and economic existence during turbulent times after the end of slavery. It was a time of restrained joy, a time of jubilee, a time for building, especially a better way of living for the ex-slaves and their families. Many participated fully in the political process during the Reconstruction period. The stories of a number of black officeholders are told in this revised and reedited edition that includes an expanded index.
 

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Contents

Emancipation and the Promised Land
5
Republican Coalition and Democratic Challenge
37
Social Origins of Black Officeholders
75
Ascendancy to Positions of Leadership
104
Education Land and Economic Development
145
The Road Not taken
183
Violence Fraud and Intraparty Strife Section 1
185
Violence Fraud and Intraparty Strife Section 2
211
Redemption and the Color line Section 2
261
Notes
288
Bibliography
338
Appendices
352
Notes for Appendices
412
Attributions of Photos and Illustrations
416
Index
417
Copyright

Redemption and the Color line Section 1
234

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About the author (2010)

Dr. Richard Bailey is an Alabama historian and a research specialist at the Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. A frequent lecturer and consultant on black history, he also served on the state commission tracing the path of Spanish explorer De Soto through Alabama.

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