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Ballots and Fence Rails (Paperback): William McKee Evans
Ballots and Fence Rails (Paperback): William McKee Evans

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Ballots and Fence Rails (Paperback)

William McKee Evans

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"Ballots and Fence Rails" recounts the struggle to reshape the post-Civil War society of the lower Cape Fear River in North Carolina, the Confederacy's last outlet to the sea. Focusing on events in the port city of Wilmington and its rural environs, William McKee Evans ranges in time from the region's occupation by Union forces in 1865 to the end of Reconstruction in 1877.Evans shows that although social change was sought at the ballot box, it was just as often resisted in the streets, with one faction armed with pistols and sabers and another, at one point, armed mostly with fence rails. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the region, Evans dramatically portrays the conflict as it was viewed by former slaves, southern conservatives, carpetbaggers, and scalawags. Evans also clarifies many generalizations about Reconstruction that are often empty or unsubstantiated, showing that the right to vote cannot alone diffuse political power and that Reconstruction at the local level often differed from Reconstruction at the state level.First published in 1967, when local history was still viewed as parochial or less important than national history, Evans's work is now considered pioneering. In his foreword Charles Joyner writes that "by seeking the universal in the particular, by pursuing large questions in his small place, William McKee Evans in "Ballots and Fence Rails" makes an important and distinctive contribution to the historical discipline."

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Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 1995
First published: October 1995
Authors: William McKee Evans
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-2384-8
Barcode: 9780820323848
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
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LSN: 0-8203-2384-5

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