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    DescriptionDuring the decades of Bourbon ascendancy after 1874, Alabama institutions - like those in other southern states - were dominated by whites. Former slave and sharecropper Jack Turner refused to accept a society so structured. Highly intelligent, physically imposing, and an orator of persuasive talents, Turner was fearless before whites and emerged as a leader of his race. He helped to forge a political alliance between blacks and whites that defeated and humiliated the Bourbons in Choctaw County, the heart of the Black Belt, in the election of 1882. That summer, after a series of bogus charges and arrests, Turner was accused of planning to lead his private army of blacks in a general slaughter of the county whites. Justice was forgotten in the resultant fear and hysteria.

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    August Reckoning
    Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Warren Rogers, By (author) Robert David Ward
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 207
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780817351199
    ISBN 10: 0817351191

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    The University of Alabama Press
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    The University of Alabama Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2004
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    William Warren Rogers is Emeritus Professor of History at Florida State University and author of The One-Gallused Rebellion: Agrarianism in Alabama. Robert David Ward is Emeritus Professor of History at Georgia Southern University and coauthor (with Rogers) of Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedy.