Tourgée, Albion W.. ([1967) Bricks without straw;a novelRidgewood, N.J. Gregg PressMLA Citation
Tourgée, Albion W.. Bricks Without Straw: A Novel. Ridgewood, N.J: Gregg Press [1967. Print.
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Bricks without straw; a novel,
by Albion W. Tourgée.
|Main Author:||Tourgée, Albion W.|
|Published:||Ridgewood, N.J. Gregg Press |
Americans in fiction.
|Topics:||American fiction - 19th century.|
|Regions:||Southern States - Fiction. | Southern States.|
|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. --Amazon.com.