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1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre : Blood in the Cane Fields (Paperback) (C. Dier)

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Days before the tumultuous presidential election of 1868, St. Bernard Parish descended into chaos. As African American men gained the right to vote, white Democrats of the parish feared losing their majority. Armed groups mobilized to suppress these recently emancipated voters in the hopes of regaining a way of life turned upside down by the Civil War and Reconstruction. Freedpeople were dragged from their homes and murdered in cold blood. Many fled to the cane fields to hide from their attackers. The reported number of those killed varies from 35 to 135. The tragedy was hidden, but implications reverberated throughout the South and lingered for generations. Author and historian Chris Dier reveals the horrifying true story behind the St. Bernard Parish Massacre.
Number of Pages: 139
Genre: History, Photography, True Crime
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: C. Dier
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2017
TCIN: 53065673
UPC: 9781625858559
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-8098
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