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Undaunted radical : the selected writings and speeches of Albion W. Tourgée / edited by Mark Elliott and John David Smith.

By: Tourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905.
Contributor(s): Elliott, Mark, 1969 Sept. 23- | Smith, John David, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Conflicting worlds: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2010Description: xi, 402 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780807135938 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0807135933 (pbk. : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Selections. 2010 Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Race relations -- History | Abolitionists -- United States -- History | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)DDC classification: 813/.4
Contents:
The ordeal of Reconstruction -- Remedies for racism -- History and public memory -- Race and citizenship in the 1890s -- Coda : letters from Bordeaux.
Summary: A leading proponent of racial equality in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century, Albion W. Tourgě, 1838-1905. Tourgě served as the most articulate spokesman of the radical wing of the Republican party and he continued to advocate for its egalitarian ideals long after Reconstruction ended. Undaunted Radical presents Tourgě's most significant letters, speeches, and essays from the commencement of Radical Reconstruction through the bleak days of the era of Jim Crow. It also includes an introductory overview of Tourgě's life and an exhaustive bibliography of Tourgě's writings and related works, providing an essential collection for anyone studying Reconstruction and the early civil rights movement.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The ordeal of Reconstruction -- Remedies for racism -- History and public memory -- Race and citizenship in the 1890s -- Coda : letters from Bordeaux.

A leading proponent of racial equality in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century, Albion W. Tourgě, 1838-1905. Tourgě served as the most articulate spokesman of the radical wing of the Republican party and he continued to advocate for its egalitarian ideals long after Reconstruction ended. Undaunted Radical presents Tourgě's most significant letters, speeches, and essays from the commencement of Radical Reconstruction through the bleak days of the era of Jim Crow. It also includes an introductory overview of Tourgě's life and an exhaustive bibliography of Tourgě's writings and related works, providing an essential collection for anyone studying Reconstruction and the early civil rights movement.

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CHOICE Review

Elliott (UNC-Greensboro) and Smith (UNC-Charlotte) provide an excellently edited collection of the writings and speeches of civil rights advocate Albion Tourgee, best known as author of A Fool's Errand (1879), a novel based on his experiences as a judge in the South during Reconstruction. The introduction provides a strong case for elevating Tourgee into the discussion of the most important political and social figures of the late 19th century. The work is organized in five sections thematically, with the individual documents placed within the sections chronologically. The documents range from two to more than thirty pages in length. There is also an extensive bibliography of Tourgee's works. Perhaps the highlight of the work is Tourgee's preparation for his largely unknown oral argument in Plessy v. Ferguson, as litigator for plaintiff Plessy. His argument includes a discussion of the new national citizenship created by the 14th Amendment. Tourgee's brief in the case is also presented. Readers will learn the depth of his commitment to racial equality and to free public education through the passion contained in his own words, presented here. Students of Reconstruction or 19th-century race relations will find the work invaluable. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above. K. L. Gorman Minnesota State University--Mankato

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Mark Elliott, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is the author of Color-Blind Justice: Albion Tourge and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson. <br> John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the author of An Old Creed for the New South: Proslavery Ideology and Historiography, 1865-1918.

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