A Must for Every Home, Library, and Classroom!
A special value for Alabama genealogists!
Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags recounts events in post-Civil War Alabama, including political affairs and the attempts by the black population to carve out a social, educational, and economic existence during turbulent times after the end of slavery.
It was a time of restrained joy, a time of jubilee, a time for building, especially a better way of living for the ex-slaves and their families. Many participated fully in the political process during the Reconstruction period.
The stories of a number of black officeholders are told in this revised and reedited edition that includes an expanded index.