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Bricks without straw; a novel,

by Albion W. Tourgée.

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Main Author: Tourgée, Albion W.
Published: Ridgewood, N.J. Gregg Press [1967]
Series: Americans in fiction.
Topics: American fiction - 19th century.
Regions: Southern States - Fiction. | Southern States.
Genres: Fiction.
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Main Author: Tourgée, Albion W., 1838-1905.
Physical Description: 521 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Summary: Tourgée was a Radical Republican Carpetbagger and political leader in post-Civil War North Carolina, where he championed rights for African Americans. Bricks Without Straw (1880) is Tourgée's fictionalized account of how Reconstruction was sabotaged. It is a chilling picture of violence against African Americans condoned, civil rights abrogated, constitutional amendments subverted, and electoral fraud institutionalized. Its plot revolves around a group of North Carolina freedpeople who strive to build new lives for themselves by buying land, marketing their own crops, setting up a church and school, and voting for politicians sympathetic to their interests, until Klan terrorism and the ascendancy of a white supremacist government reduce them to neo-slavery.

More Details for: Bricks without straw : a novel