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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Lemann, Michael Prichard Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nicholas Lemann opens this extraordinary book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This began an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant’s support for the emergent structures of black political power. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rick | 1/3/2014

    " In the days after the Civil War there was a concerted effort on the part of the white establishment to reinstate the supremacy of the whate race. It was done with violence, with trickery, with blatant racism. The results lasted up to the mid-20th century, making the Civil Rights movement necessary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Miranda | 1/18/2013

    " Great story, important history, but unfortunately not particularly well written or interesting in this telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 9/10/2012

    " What gives, America? Get it together. This is quick account of Reconstruction in the Deep South, when the Democratic party basically became a wing of the Klan, like Sinn Fein except with power. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tyson Jackson | 9/10/2012

    " Just started, but the prologue has me hooked! "

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About the Author

Nicholas Lemann, dean of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, is the author of The Big Test (FSG, 1999) and the prizewinning The Promised Land. He lives with his family in Pelham, New York.