An Absolute Massacre : The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (187 p.).ISBN: 9780807151303.Subject(s): African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century | African Americans - Louisiana - New Orleans - History - 19th century | Louisiana - Politics and government - 1865-1950 | New Orleans (La.) - History - 19th century | New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century | New Orleans (La.) - Race relations | New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) - Louisiana | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana | Riots - Louisiana - New Orleans - History - 19th century | Riots -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: An Absolute Massacre : The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866DDC classification: 976.334061 | 976.334064 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Give Us a Free State; 2 No Better Constitution; 3 There Is No Middle Ground; 4 We Are in Revolutionary Times; 5 Not More Than Half a Million Will Survive; 6 Please Instruct Me at Once by Telegram; 7 To-morrow Will Be the Bloodiest Day; 8 You Better Stay Home; 9 Go Away, You Black Son of a Bitch; 10 For God's Sake, Don't Shoot Us!; 11 Hurrah for Hell; 12 Can I Go Home?; 13 The Rebels Have Control Here; Postscript; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained fury. When it was over, at least forty-eight men-an overwhelming majority of them black-lay dead and more than two hundred had been wounded. In An Absolute Massacre, James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., examines the events surrounding the confronta
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