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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tonya Bolden

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    List Price: $19.99
    Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9781338262049
    Imprint: Scholastic Nonfiction
    Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
    Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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    Book Description:
    This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history’s most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction’s noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.

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