Reconstructing democracy : grassroots Black politics in the deep South after the Civil War /

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Author / Creator:Behrend, Justin, 1972-
Imprint:Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]
Description:1 online resource
Subject:African Americans -- Mississippi -- Natchez (District) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- Mississippi -- Natchez (District) -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Mississippi -- Natchez (District)
Democracy -- Mississippi -- Natchez (District) -- History -- 19th century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African Americans -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Race relations.
Natchez (Miss. : District) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Natchez (Miss. : District) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Mississippi -- Natchez (District)
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO; viewed on January 6, 2015).
Summary:Former slaves, with no prior experience in electoral politics and with few economic resources or little significant social standing, created a sweeping political movement that transformed the South after the Civil War. Within a few short years after emancipation, not only were black men voting but they had elected thousands of ex-slaves to political offices. Historians have long noted the role of African American slaves in the fight for their emancipation and their many efforts to secure their freedom and citizenship, yet they have given surprisingly little attention to the system of governanc.
Other form:Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Behrend, Justin. Reconstructing Democracy : Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War. Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2015 9780820340333