In 1882, William Simpson Pearson, writing under the pseudonym Brinsley Matthews, published Well-Nigh Reconstructed, a thinly disguised autobiographical novel excoriating the enormous societal changes that had beset the former Confederacy during Reconstruction. Pearsons work was especially notable in that the author was a onetime Radical Republican and supporter of Ulysses S. Grants bid for the presidency. A product of Pearsons perception that northern Reconstruction policies had devastated his native North Carolina, the ...

Well-Nigh Reconstructed: A Political Novel 2010, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572337213

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