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This was the best book on Reconstruction and the Supreme Court's betrayal of the Civil Right's Amendments that I've read yet.
The story of the massacre is thrilling and full of heroes, villains and anti heroes. It would make a great movie. The legal chapters are no less exciting and provide a concise explanation of how Radical Republican efforts were thwarted by violence, votes, and legal wrangling of the Southern white supremacists.
I recommend this book highly, especially to people who want to know what happened after the Civil War but aren't ready to sit through an exhaustive history.
If you could sum up The Day Freedom Died in three words, what would they be?
Great history read
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Day Freedom Died?
Learning that Grant had to send troops in to Alabama so that elected officials could take office in 1870s. Similar to the integration of the University of Alabama in the 1960s. Attitudes are slow to change and history repeats itself.
Have you listened to any of Jim Bond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
We know so much about the time leading up to the Civil War and the time of the Civil War but not as much about Reconstruction. This book put a personal face on that period and has given me greater respect for President Grant.
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