Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War (Hardback)Justin Behrend (author)
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Reconstructing Democracy tells this story through the experiences of ordinary people who lived in the Natchez District, a region of the Deep South where black political mobilisation was very successful. Behrend shows how freed people set up a political system rooted in egalitarian values wherein local communities rather than powerful individuals held power and ordinary people exercised unprecedented influence in governance. In so doing, he invites us to reconsider not only our understanding of Reconstruction but also the nature and origins of democracy more broadly.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
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