"'The unending tragedy of Reconstruction is the utter inability of the American mind to grasp its real significance,' W.E.B. DuBois once remarked. Quigley's look at Reconstruction history in an unexpected quarter is a welcome addition to the scholarly literature."
Legal lynchings, anti-civil rights demonstrations, official indifference to acts of violence against African-Americans: welcome to New York, ca. 1865.
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