Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates published by Penguin Press (2019) 320 pages $30.00 Hardcover $14.99 Kindle.
I usually don't like to open a review by telling you what a book is not, but I think I have to in this case. This is not a comprehensive history of the Reconstruction Era, or of white supremacy, or of Jim Crow. It is an extended essay on topics within all three of those areas, but unlike the documentary, it is not a blow-by-blow account of any of them.
It is not an updating of Foner or a substitute for his volume.
Note: This review will be posted in several installments.