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The Resource A massacre in Memphis : the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War, Stephen V. Ash

A massacre in Memphis : the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War, Stephen V. Ash

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A massacre in Memphis : the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War
Title
A massacre in Memphis
Title remainder
the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Stephen V. Ash
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered South, launched what is now called Radical Reconstruction, policies to ensure the freedom of the region's four million blacks--and one of the most remarkable experiments in American history. Stephen V. Ash's A Massacre in Memphis is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century." Yet Ash is the first to mine the sources available to full effect. Bringing postwar Memphis to vivid life, he takes us among newly arrived Yankees, former Rebels, boisterous Irish immigrants, and striving freed people, and shows how Americans of the period worked, prayed, expressed their politics, and imagined the future. And how they died: Ash's harrowing and profoundly moving present-tense narration of the riot has the immediacy of the best journalism. Told with nuance, grace, and a quiet moral passion, A Massacre in Memphis is Civil War-era history like no other"--
  • "An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history"--
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Ash, Stephen V
Dewey number
305.896/07307681909034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F444.M557
LC item number
A75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Memphis Race Riot, Memphis, Tenn., 1866
  • African Americans
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
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A massacre in Memphis : the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War, Stephen V. Ash
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Memphis, Tennessee, May 22-24, 1866
  • A city divided. Yankee Memphis
  • Rebel Memphis ; Irish Memphis ; Black Memphis
  • The Riot. An incident on the Bayou Bridge : Monday, April 30, midafternoon to Tuesday, May 1, late afternoon
  • "You have killed him once, what do you want to kill him again for?" :
  • Tuesday, May 1, late afternoon to Wednesday,
  • May 2, first light ; Fire :
  • Wednesday, May 2, early morning to Thursday, May 3, dawn -- The aftermath. Recriminations and investigations ; The Riot in history and memory
Control code
ocn827256867
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780809067978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022900665
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)827256867
Label
A massacre in Memphis : the race riot that shook the nation one year after the Civil War, Stephen V. Ash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Memphis, Tennessee, May 22-24, 1866
  • A city divided. Yankee Memphis
  • Rebel Memphis ; Irish Memphis ; Black Memphis
  • The Riot. An incident on the Bayou Bridge : Monday, April 30, midafternoon to Tuesday, May 1, late afternoon
  • "You have killed him once, what do you want to kill him again for?" :
  • Tuesday, May 1, late afternoon to Wednesday,
  • May 2, first light ; Fire :
  • Wednesday, May 2, early morning to Thursday, May 3, dawn -- The aftermath. Recriminations and investigations ; The Riot in history and memory
Control code
ocn827256867
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780809067978
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022900665
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)827256867

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