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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.   and Tonya Bolden   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338262056 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation.

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.

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Praise for Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Historical Program -- Long Form, for The African Americans: Many Rivers to CrossPeabody Award Winner for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Featured among Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans" Included in Ebony magazine's "100 Most Influential Black Americans" Named a MacArthur FellowWinner of four NAACP Image AwardsSelected as a National Humanities medalist Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters Chosen as the National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson LecturerInducted into the Sons of the American Revolution