An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866 by Hollandsworth, James G.
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An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866

In the summer of 1866, racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising blacks. On July 30, a procession of black suffrage supporters pushed through an angry throng of hostile whites. Words were exchanged, shots rang out, and within minutes a riot erupted with unrestrained fury. When it was over, at least forty-eight men--an overwhelming majority of them black--lay dead and more than two hundred had been wounded. In An Absolute Massacre, James G. Hollandsworth, Jr., examines the events surrounding the confrontation and offers a compelling look at the racial tinderbox that was the post-Civil War South.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hollandsworth, James G.
Published: 10/01/2004
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807130292
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.63lbs
Size: 8.88h x 6.50w x 0.56d
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester