Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and 'Birth of a Nation'. Young readers come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. Author: Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with Tonya Bolden. Hardcover; 240 pages. Ages 9 – 14.
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