Stony the Road

Stony the Road

Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Book - 2019
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"A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9780525559535
Characteristics: xxii, 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Jan 05, 2020

Perhaps no one has done so much to African-American studies a respected and worthy part of the academy as Henry Louis Gates, Jr., both in his many writings and his tenure at Harvard. He also had a cameo in "Watchmen"! His new book is a history of the failures of Reconstruction and the emergence of Jim Crow. It also is illustrated and has some truly repellent racist images. Eric Foner's book remains the definitive text on Reconstruction, but I'd also recommend Woodward's "The Strange Case of Jim Crow" and David Pilgrim's illustrated "Understanding Jim Crow."

Aug 31, 2019

The 50 pages of illustrations alone are worth 5 stars. They will help you understand how your neighbors and your parents were brainwashed into believing there are significant biological differences between races. And that the whiter the skin, the smarter the human. The photos are shocking, but I suspect that they help explain how white Americans basically became white supremacists throughout our history.

Aug 13, 2019

This a great book. It explains what happened after slavery, with reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow. It explains why racism will always be a thorn in the side of America.

Jun 11, 2019

ten years after the civil war, Redemption and Jim Crow laws began to negate any benefit from the end of slavery


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