Tag Archives: Echoes of Reconstruction

Echoes of Reconstruction: Losing the “Lost Cause” in Historical Revisionism

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog.  The Lost Cause by Edward Pollard is a seminal work in the development of a Southern White historical tradition recalling, celebrating, and interpreting the fallen Confederacy … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Grant’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus in Parts of South Carolina to Fight Klan in 1871

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog.  On October 17, 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus in nine counties in South Carolina. During the previous year the Ku … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Confederate Jubal Early Explains the Cause of the Civil War (part one)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. Part one of a two-part series. Jubal Early, a Virginian, was an important leader in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Jubal Early, Stonewall Jackson, and the Enduring Lost Cause

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. Whenever an academic historian ventures onto popular Civil War media to discuss the Lost Cause interpretation of the war and its aftermath, anyone reading the comments will note … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Black History Month and the Erasure of Black History

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog I remember taking my kids to visit Stone Mountain in Georgia around 1991. At the time, the “park” was a sort of Confederate Disneyland that mixed faux Civil … Continue reading

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MLK on How the Dunning School Distorted the Echoes of Reconstruction

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Martin Luther King  delivered a speech in 1968 at Carnegie Hall in New York to commemorate the 100th Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois. In his speech, King spoke about … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: E. P. Alexander in Washington and the Lincoln Assassination

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog We all know that Ulysses S. Grant gave uncommonly generous terms of surrender to Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox in April, 1865. Rather than … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: When Frederick Douglas Stood Up to Anti-Asian Violence and Exclusion

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Americans’ fear of non-white, non-Christian immigrants began in 1848 with the arrival of the first ship full of Chinese in San Francisco Bay. The Chinese came to wash the clothes … Continue reading

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