The death of Reconstruction : race, labor, and politics in the post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 / Heather Cox Richardson.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001Description: xvi, 312 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0674006372 (alk. paper); 9780674006379 (alk. paper); 0674013662; 9780674013667Subject(s): Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Public opinion | Freedmen -- Southern States -- Public opinion | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- Northeastern States | United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900 | Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865-1918 | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 19th century | Working class -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Northeastern States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 973.8 LOC classification: E668 | .R5 2001Other classification: 15.85 | G:us S:sg Z:34 | NP 6020
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-302) and index.
Prologue: the view from Atlanta, 1895 -- The Northern postwar vision, 1865-1867 -- The mixed blessing of universal suffrage, 1867-1870 -- Black workers and the South Carolina government, 1871-1875 -- Civil rights and the growth of the national government, 1870-1883 -- The Black exodus from the South, 1879-1880 -- The un-American Negro, 1880-1900 -- Epilogue: Booker T. Washington rises Up from slavery, 1901.
"Historians overwhelmingly have blamed the demise of Reconstruction on the South and on white Americans' persistent racism. Heather Cox Richardson argues instead that class, along with race, was critical to Reconstruction's end. Northern support for freed blacks and Reconstruction weakened as growing labor interests critiqued the economy and called for government redistribution of wealth." "Using newspapers, public speeches, popular tracts, Congressional reports, and private correspondence, Richardson traces the changing Northern attitudes toward African-Americans from the Republicans' idealized image of black workers in 1861 through the 1901 publication of Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery. She examines such issues as black suffrage, disfranchisement, taxation, westward migration, lynching, and civil rights to detect the trajectory of Northern disenchantment with Reconstruction. She reveals a growing backlash from Northerners against those who believed that inequalities should be addressed through working-class action, and the emergence of an American middle class that championed individual productivity and saw African-Americans as a threat to their prosperity."--BOOK JACKET.