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Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow

By: Christopher Collier,James Lincoln Collier
Narrated by: Jim Manchester
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The Reconstruction and Rise of Jim Crow describes the fallout of the Civil War, whose aftermath left the United States South angry and poor. This book details the struggles to decide how to deal with the newly freed slaves, through the years of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, sharecropping, and segregation. The storyline also sets the stage for the country’s next battle, which is between the Jim Crow laws and the 14th and 15th Amendments.

©1997 Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier (P)2013 AudioGO

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Excellent quality, but lacking in quantity

The publishers of this audiobook delivered a well-written and cogent story for people like me who want a big-picture idea about this period. But as I'm paying a whole credit, I wish they would provide this book along with another title of their American history series. Please think about it!

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  • 02-21-21

ENDS APOLOGETICALLY

After cogently and interestingly presenting the real human and political reasons why we still have not overcome the racial divide the authors end with a ‘put yourself in the Southerner’s shoes’ flip flop they conclude by encouraging the reader to empathize wit the discriminatory violent murders of Black citizens

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Pleasantly surprised

This is a fairly short read. Very informative in regards to what happened after the Civil War.
I learned in this book how reconstruction lead to Jim Crow laws.
The authors did a good job in telling an honest and unbiased perspective of this time in American history.

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Sad but interesting history

I really appreciate how this piece went into detail as to the "why" of certain actions and the "how" it affected not only blacks, but poor whites as well as the country as a whole.

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very informative

I learned some of this in high school, but not nearly enough of this book had to offer. So much information.

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Maybe reconsider wording?

Great overview of history. My one critique is that, while I’m new to educating myself about how terrible white America has always been to BIPOC, I have been made aware that while “Black” and “Black people” are appropriate terms for discussing issues of race, the term “blacks” is not. It appears often in here.

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Informative

Great introduction, looking forward to understanding to digging into the topic some more. Fortunately we had so many willing to fight, and die, for freedom.

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The missing piece!

If you remember learning about the z ibis War in school, then you know they taught us almost nothing about Reconstruction, just skipped over that and then skipped over the whole of Jim Crow era. This is the piece that was always missing in school textbooks.

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The Word Radical

I do not trust an author that thinks humanity or civil rights is radical

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Need to know

In this episode Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, etc. are discussed, which adds information to the current zeitgeist in America. "Knowledge is Power" - Francis Bacon