August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post Civil War Alabama

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During the decades of Bourbon ascendancy after 1874, Alabama institutions like those in other southern states were dominated by whites. Former slave and sharecropper Jack Turner refused to accept a society so structured. Highly intelligent, physically imposing, and an orator of persuasive talents, Turner was fearless before whites and emerged as a leader of his race. He helped to forge a political alliance between blacks and whites that defeated and humiliated the Bourbons in Choctaw County, the heart of the Black Belt, in ...

August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post Civil War Alabama 2004, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817351199

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August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama 1973, LSU Press

ISBN-13: 9780807102091

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