Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates

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From the LA Review:

Gates offers an innovative reinterpretation of a “long Reconstruction” and a “war of imagery” that produced the nation’s most odious and enduring antiblack images but also created a well of resistance.
 

Pat Young

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From the Christian Science Monitor:

Reconstruction saw a brief flowering of African American empowerment after the Civil War. But as Henry Louis Gates Jr. recounts, the ideals of Reconstruction were soon extinguished by Jim Crow, a system of oppression designed to preserve the South’s status quo. Gates explores how the propaganda of Jim Crow informs public discourse today.
 
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