The Trouble They Seen: The Story Of Reconstruction In The Words Of African Americans

The Trouble They Seen The Story Of Reconstruction In The Words Of African Americans Most histories of Reconstruction deal primarily with political issues and the larger conflicts between Democrats and Republicans notherners and southerners The Trouble They Seen departs from this app
  • Title: The Trouble They Seen: The Story Of Reconstruction In The Words Of African Americans
  • Author: Dorothy Sterling
  • ISBN: 9780306805486
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Trouble They Seen: The Story Of Reconstruction In The Words Of African Americans
    Most histories of Reconstruction deal primarily with political issues and the larger conflicts between Democrats and Republicans, notherners and southerners The Trouble They Seen departs from this approach to examine in their own words the lives of ordinary ex slaves who had few skills and fewer opportunities People are by now familiar with names like Frederick Douglass,Most histories of Reconstruction deal primarily with political issues and the larger conflicts between Democrats and Republicans, notherners and southerners The Trouble They Seen departs from this approach to examine in their own words the lives of ordinary ex slaves who had few skills and fewer opportunities People are by now familiar with names like Frederick Douglass, Martin R Delany, and Robert Smalls, but they know little of the men and women of modest distinction, less still of the anonymous millions whose lives have been recorded in letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official documents Editor Dorothy Sterling has drawn on these primary sources and with cogent commentary depicts the African American experience during Reconstruction, from 1865 to 1877 The period unfolds with immediacy and drama in the voices of African Americans the problems and promise of the first year the role of the Freedmen s Bureau anti black violence the initiation of political participation the development of black colleges the renaissance in the African American community, a time of unprecedented progress in the fields of politics, education, economics, and culture and the inevitable tragic struggle by African Americans against southern white efforts to resume political power and to fetter black freedom with a thousand chains durable than slavery.
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  • Dorothy Sterling

    Dorothy Sterling Dannenberg was a Jewish American writer and historian.She was born and grew up in New York City, attended Wellesley College, and graduated from Barnard College in 1934 After college, she worked as a journalist and writer in New York for several years In 1937, she married Philip Sterling, also a writer In the 1940s, she worked for Life Magazine for 8 years In early 1968, 448 writers and editors, including Sterling, put a full page ad in the New York Post declaring their intention to refuse to pay taxes for the Vietnam War.Sterling was the author of than 30 books, mainly non fiction historical works for children on the origins of the women s and anti slavery movements, civil rights, segregation, and nature, as well as mysteries She has won several awards for her writings, including the Carter G Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies for The Trouble They Seen Black People Tell the Story of Reconstruction in 1976.

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  • One of the most powerful texts I ve read in ages This is something I ve been deliciously craving real history from marginalized people, people who get ignored when it comes time to take a peek from a point of view.Overall, this book was full of sickening moments and periods in a chaotic time, told very frankly by hopeful, intelligent, and determined African Americans There were a few bright spots peppered throughout, but only just enough to make the last page absolutely crushing.


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