State of Rebellion
Reconstruction in South Carolina
Zuczek details the tactics—from judicial and political fraud to economic coercion, terrorism, and guerrilla activity—employed by conservatives to nullify the African American vote, control African American labor, and oust northern Republicans from the state. He documents the federal government's attempt to quash the conservative challenge but shows that, by 1876, white opposition was so unified, widespread, and well armed that it passed beyond government control.
About the Author
"This book should serve as an example to other historians interested in exploring the Reconstruction experiences of individual Southern states. . . . Zuczek does a masterful job of synthesizing primary sources and traditional interpretations from seminal secondary sources and the most recent Reconstruction studies."—Southern Historian
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