Black over white : Negro political leadership in South Carolina during Reconstruction / Thomas Holt.Material type: TextSeries: ACLS Humanities E-BookBlacks in the New World: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1977Subject(s): Republican Party (S.C.) | African American legislators -- South Carolina | Reconstruction -- South Carolina | South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black over white.DDC classification: 975.7/004/96073 LOC classification: E185.93.S7Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Revised version of the author's thesis, Yale University.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -259) and index.
From protest to power: Negro leaders on the eve of Reconstruction -- Forging a Black majority: the emergence of a new order -- Black and Brown: the Antebellum origins of Negro leadership -- The sword and the cross: modes of leadership recruitment and development -- Black domination or White control: the dynamics of power -- Radicals and conservatives: the voting behavior of Negro legislators -- Black leaders and Black labor: an unexpected failure -- A mortal combat: the flaw in Republican hegemony -- A rope of sand: an epilogue of the Reconstruction Era.
"Bold in its concept and masterful in its execution, this volume is a comprehensive view of the emergence and decline of black leadership in South Carolina between 1867 and 1876, a period in which more than half of the 487 elected state and federal officials were black."--Jacket.
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