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The Union County Ku-Klux in National Discourse

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Journalists and political leaders outside Union County responded to and represented its violence, and how Union County elites controlled their violence would be understood and appropriated by ... More


The New Order of Things 1870–1874

Pellom McDaniels III

in The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142715
eISBN:
9780813144276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the establishment of education and industry as the foundation for Kentucky's African American community, as well as the importance of kinship ties. It is argued that without ... More


“It Looks Much Like Abandoned Land”: Property and the Politics of Loyalty in Reconstruction Mississippi

Erik Mathisen

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In post-Civil War Mississippi, loyalty—the measuring of an individual's faithful allegiance to government—became something of a political currency, used by whites to secure the property of those who ... More


Anarchy at the Circumference: Statelessness and the Reconstruction of Authority in Emancipation North Carolina

Gregory P. Downs

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Historians surely understand that the American state failed the freedpeople, but it is not clear that we understand why federal power failed them so badly, despite common explanations that focus upon ... More


Mapping Freedom's Terrain: The Political and Productive Landscapes of Wilmington, North Carolina

Susan Eva O'Donovan

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Reconstruction, white conservatives in Wilmington, North Carolina, did not regain complete political control until the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898. This essay explains why African Americans in ... More


A Nation Born in a Day

Matthew Harper

in The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes black southerners’ experience of emancipation and the theological meanings they gave the event. Emancipation was the key moment in black Protestants’ understanding of God’s ... More


The Rights of Men

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter moves the argument into the post-emancipation period. In particular, it chronicles the story of the legal code’s deracialization during the years following the state’s 1864 emancipation ... More


No License; Nor No Deplomer: Regulating Private Medical Practice and Public Space

Gretchen Long

in Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835838
eISBN:
9781469601472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837399_long.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

Three African American healers—John Donalson of Austin, Texas, Moses Camplin of Charleston, South Carolina, and Alexander Augusta of Washington, D.C, wrote to the Freedmen's Bureau about their ... More


Right Is of No Sex: Reframing the Debate through the Rights of Women

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the September 1848 National Convention of Colored Freedmen, which called for women's “equal” participation in the proceedings. It lifts the debate over women at the Cleveland ... More


A New Promise of Freedom and Dignity

Janette Thomas Greenwood

in First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833629
eISBN:
9781469604275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895788_greenwood.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter studies the Civil War-era black migration to Worcester County, affording a rare glimpse into the lives and strategies of freedpeople, of black men, women, and children as they shaped and ... More


Testifying to Violence

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses an unusual confrontation in a Freedmen's Bureau office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which was brought on by the courage of a freedwoman. This woman and her young daughter left ... More


Violence on Two Fronts

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black troops and their families suffered from several kinds of violence inflicted on them alone. The rebels had a habit of killing black troops after they had surrendered or been captured. Yet, black ... More


After the War: A Different Kind of Battle

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Even with victory in hand, northern black troops and their families had to wait longer for them to return home. While most white regiments were disbanded and their members mustered out, ... More


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