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Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

(3) 4-6 With Tonya Bolden. Beginning with the Emancipation Proclamation, African American scholar Gates documents the people and events that led to the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; the readable narrative then describes the debates, violence, and racism that ensued. Quotes from influential people along with black-and-white drawings and photos help tell the story of this overlooked period in history. Bib., ind.


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