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Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

Overview
Works: 158 works in 776 publications in 2 languages and 19,266 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Periodicals  Biography  Registers 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PS3087, 813.4
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A fool's errand by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
99 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based largely on Tourgée's actual experiences in Greensboro, North Carolina during Reconstruction, this is the fictional story of Comfort Servosse, a man of French Canadian descent who joins the Civil War on the Union side, then returns home after the war and resolves to move his family to the South. He purchases a decayed plantation called Warrington in Rockford County; the state to which he moves is never identified. He makes a name for himself as a radical Yankee--or carpetbagger--and arouses the hostility of the neighbors in the community. The rest of the story follows his increasing involvement on the behalf of former slaves in the community and his opposition to the activities of the Ku Klux Klan. There are several digressions and conversations in which Servosse, his friends, and even the narrator discuss the numerous problems facing the South during the time of reconstruction and blaming some of the violence and trouble in the South on Washington's unwillingness to step in where required
Bricks without straw; a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
48 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic of American political fiction first published in 1880, a mere three years after Reconstruction officially ended, "Bricks Without Straw" offers an inside view of the struggle to create a just society in the post-slavery South. It is unique among the white-authored literary works of its time in presenting Reconstruction through the eyes of emancipated slaves. As a leading Radical Republican, the author, Albion W. Tourgee, played a key role in drafting a democratized Constitution for North Carolina following the Civil War, and he served as a state superior court judge during Reconstruction. Tourgee worked closely with African Americans and poor whites in the struggle to transform North Carolina's racial and class politics. He saw the ravages of the Ku Klux Klan firsthand, worked to bring the perpetrators of Klan atrocities to justice, and fought against what he called the "counter-revolution" that destroyed Reconstruction
Undaunted radical the selected writings and speeches of Albion W. Tourgée by Albion W Tourgée( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A leading proponent of racial equality in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century, Albion W. Tourgě, 1838-1905. Tourgě served as the most articulate spokesman of the radical wing of the Republican party and he continued to advocate for its egalitarian ideals long after Reconstruction ended. Undaunted Radical presents Tourgě's most significant letters, speeches, and essays from the commencement of Radical Reconstruction through the bleak days of the era of Jim Crow. It also includes an introductory overview of Tourgě's life and an exhaustive bibliography of Tourgě's writings and related works, providing an essential collection for anyone studying Reconstruction and the early civil rights movement
A royal gentleman; a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
44 editions published between 1874 and 2011 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published in 1881, this novel is a retitled expansion of Tourgée's first novel 'Toinette, which appeared in 1874. In the author's words, from the preface, the novel traces . . . those unconscious influences which shape and mold mental and moral qualities, and through which Slavery still lives and dominates
Murvale Eastman, Christian socialist by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
35 editions published between 1890 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hot plowshares. A novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
26 editions published between 1882 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel set in the 1840s and 1850s, dealing with the issue of slavery
An appeal to Cæsar by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
16 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Figs and thistles: a Western story by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
32 editions published between 1870 and 1970 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about the Civil War era based on both the author's experiences and on the political career of James Garfield
John Eax and Mamelon; or, The South without the shadow by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
24 editions published between 1882 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pactolus Prime by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
20 editions published between 1890 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a thousand : being a history of the service of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, from August 21, 1862, to June 6, 1865 by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
22 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This facsimile edition of Albion W. Tourgée's regimental history of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was first published in 1896. Tourgée, a lawyer and outspoken abolitionist from Williamsfield, Ohio, is best known for his semi-fictional novels about the reconstruction of the South following the Civil War, A Fool's Errand and Bricks Without Straw. Both critically acclaimed best sellers, the novels catapulted Tourgée and his relentless efforts to secure equality for African Americans into the national spotlight.The Story of a Thousand also received a warm reception upon its publication, although it never achieved the level of recognition as his other works. Written at the behest of his former comrades in the 105th Ohio, The Story of a Thousand draws on Tourgée's own wartime papers, as well as diaries, letters, and recollections of other veterans, to detail the remarkable story of the regiment during its campaigns in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Sherman's March to the Sea. Tourgée concentrates on the lives and experiences of the enlisted soldiers, describing the backgrounds of the men and how they rallied around the Union flag as citizen soldiers and also on discussions about the role of slavery as the impetus of the war. Tourgée's concern for the common soldier prefigures the scholarship of twentieth-century historians, such as Bell Irvin Wiley, who devoted attention to the men in the ranks rather than the generals and politicians in charge.Historian Peter Luebke revives Albion W. Tourgée's lost testimony of the war in this new edition of The Story of a Thousand. He includes an index and a scholarly introduction that draws on extensive research to describe the writing, production, and reception of the book. Luebke also places the work in the context of recent Civil War scholarship. The inclusion of famed illustrator Frederic Remington's engravings, which accompanied the book's excerpts appearing in The Cosmopolitan magazine in 1894 and 1895, also enhances the text.Scholars, students, and enthusiasts of the Civil War and Ohio history are sure to enjoy this military account by one of Reconstruction's harshest and most articulate critics
Black ice by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
23 editions published between 1888 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Button's inn by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
19 editions published between 1887 and 1985 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of Mormonism in the early part of the century
The Continent ( )
in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our continent ( )
in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Gauge & Swallow, attorneys by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
13 editions published between 1889 and 1890 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who outlived himself by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
7 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of the sunset sea by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
12 editions published in 1893 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fool's errand; by one of the fools by Albion W Tourgée( Book )
21 editions published between 1870 and 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1880. To which is added, by the same author, Part II. The Invisible Empire [Ku Klux Klan]: a concise review of the epoch on which the tale is based. With many thrilling personal narratives and startling facts of life at the South, never before narrated for the general reader. All fully authenticated. By Albion W. Tourgee, late judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina, author of the code with notes, Digest of cited cases, etc. A Fool's Errand was a popular novel based on Tourgee's experiences as a carpetbagger lawyer and political judge in the South during Reconstruction. This best seller was proclaimed as a significant and unusually original portrayal, criticism and analysis of postwar southern society
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Churton, Henry, 1838-1905

controlled identity Henry, Edgar, 1838-1905

Churton, Henry 1838-1905
Fools, One of the, 1838-1905.
Henry, Edgar 1838-1905
One of the Fools, 1838-1905.
Tourgee, Albion W.
Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905
Tourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905.
Winegar Tourgée, Albion 1838-1905
Languages
English (541)
German (1)
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