Dear Readers.

>> Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I can't write until my allergies calm down. Till then, the radical reconstruction of the South after the Civil War was neither radical nor a reconstruction. Discuss.


Anonymous,  June 6, 2007 at 6:25 PM  

I believe we should consult Lucas on this. He'd have some ample commentary on this. But he only uses the internet for research. Mostly. I think.

Erin June 10, 2007 at 5:24 PM  

I'd argue it was (a) radical but not (b) a reconstruction. If anything, it was an altered state of the past where symbolic racism became (re)institutionalized.

it was pretty radical for the first few years, then US Grant started being a wuss. and an alcoholic. and then shit just went downhill from there.

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