A Long Dark Night: Race in America from Jim Crow to World by J. Michael Martinez

By J. Michael Martinez

For a short time following the tip of the U.S. Civil struggle, American political leaders had an opportunity—slim, to be certain, yet no longer past the world of possibility—to remake society in order that black american citizens and different individuals of colour might take pleasure in equivalent chance in civil and political existence. It was once to not be. With every one passing 12 months after the war—and in particular after Reconstruction ended through the 1870s—American society witnessed the evolution of a brand new white republic as nationwide leaders deserted the promise of Reconstruction and justified their racial biases in response to political, fiscal, social, and spiritual values that supplanted the outdated North-South/slavery-abolitionist schism of the antebellum era.

A lengthy darkish Night presents a sweeping heritage of this too frequently neglected interval of African American heritage that the cave in of Reconstruction—from the beginnings of criminal segregation during the finish of global warfare II. Michael J. Martinez argues that the Eighties ushered at nighttime evening of the yank Negro—a evening so darkish and goodbye that the higher a part of a century may elapse earlier than solar broke via. Combining either a “top down” viewpoint on the most important political matters and public coverage judgements in addition to a “bottom up” dialogue of the lives of black and white americans among the Eighteen Eighties and the Forties, A lengthy darkish Night could be of curiosity to all readers looking to greater comprehend this important period that maintains to resonate all through American existence today.

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