An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866 by James G. Hollandsworth Jr.

An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866

byJames G. Hollandsworth Jr.

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2004

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In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained fury. When it was over, at least forty-eight men -- an overwhelming majority of them black -- lay dead and more than two hundred had been wounded. In An Absolute Massacre, James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., examines the events surrounding the confrontation and offers a compelling look at the racial tinderbox that was the post-Civil War South.

Title:An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2004Publisher:LSU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807151319

ISBN - 13:9780807151310

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