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Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.

Title Dark sky rising : Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow / by Henry Louis Gates, Jr ; with Tonya Bolden.

Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Focus, 2019.
©2019

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 973.0496 GAT    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 973.0496 GAT    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 973.0496 GAT    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Allendale Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Let freedom ring! -- Men of color to arms! -- Fraught with great difficulty -- Restored -- The ballot with which to save ourselves -- Go on with your oppressions -- White reign of terror -- To the storm, to the whirlwind -- Moral weakness in high places -- Mighty current.
Summary "This is a story about America and the shaping of its democratic values during the Reconstruction era, one of our country's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In this stirring account of the Civil War, emancipation, and the struggle for rights and reunion that followed, one of the premier US scholars delivers a book that is as illuminating as it is timely. Real-life accounts of heroism, grit, betrayal, and bravery drive this book's narrative, spanning America's history from 1861 to 1915 and drawing parallels with today. Topics include the destruction of slavery, the Reconstruction Amendments, and African American resilience in times of racial unrest. Notable figures cited throughout include Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Adams, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Jacobs, Charlotte Forten, W.E.B. Du Bois, and more. Here, you will come face-to-face with America's challenge to create a society in which black and white citizens could, after a violent civil war, find a lasting peace without new lines of inequality and separation being drawn. The people and events of that noble experiment, and its violent overthrow and eventual undermining in the Jim Crow era, are central to this story. In introducing them to young readers, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., shares a history that remains vitally relevant to the challenges of our own time."--Jacket.
Audience Grades 4-6.
Ages 9-12.
1200 Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG+ 8.7 5.
Reading Counts 6-8 12 8.
Subject African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Instructional and educational works.
Added Author Bolden, Tonya, author.
Added Title Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow
ISBN 9781338262049 (hardcover alkaline paper) $19.99
1338262041 (hardcover alkaline paper) $19.99

 
    
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