One of the best novels on the Reconstruction period is Frank Yerby’s Griffin’s WayEugene Stovall
Di Cadwallader. head of the Ku Klux Klan, has determined that in post-war Mississippi there will be no equality between the races even if he must murder women and children, blacks and whites, alike. Even Laurie Griffin, the wife of another man, who Cadwallader claims to love, is not safe from the klansman's murderous intent. The climate of evil is so compelling that the black man, sent by northern philanthropists to educate the children of ex-slaves, embezzles the black school's education funds and is planning to escape to the North as a rich man.
Only Paris Griffin can prevent Di Cadwallder from returning Mississippi back to the 'southern way of life' where darkies know their place. But Paris Griffin, the former confederate officer and owner of Mississippi'a largest plantation, was wounded in battle and returns home without his memory.The only thing Paris Griffin does remember is that he hated Di Cadwallader before the war and he hates him now.
This is one Yerby novel that you will never forget.
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