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Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

Overview
Works: 214 works in 1,045 publications in 3 languages and 22,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Periodicals  Acting editions  Biography  Romance fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PS3087, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Albion W Tourgée
 
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A fool's errand by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

109 editions published between 1879 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thinly veiled account of Judge Albion W. Tourgee's own career as a forceful advocate of civil rights was a bestseller in the 1880s and continues to occupy a place in the history of American literature. Judge Tourgee's reflections on the fundamental post- abolition problem of how to build a bridge from black emancipation to black equality provide readers with a clear picture of the South during the Reconstruction era. Presented as a work of fiction, this engaging and provocative work discusses Reconstruction and the many problems surrounding it
Bricks without straw : a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

66 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourgée was a Radical Republican Carpetbagger and political leader in post-Civil War North Carolina, where he championed rights for African Americans. Bricks Without Straw (1880) is Tourgée's fictionalized account of how Reconstruction was sabotaged. It is a chilling picture of violence against African Americans condoned, civil rights abrogated, constitutional amendments subverted, and electoral fraud institutionalized. Its plot revolves around a group of North Carolina freedpeople who strive to build new lives for themselves by buying land, marketing their own crops, setting up a church and school, and voting for politicians sympathetic to their interests, until Klan terrorism and the ascendancy of a white supremacist government reduce them to neo-slavery. --Amazon.com
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 1,639 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
Murvale Eastman, Christian socialist by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

45 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A royal gentleman; a novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

27 editions published between 1874 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Hunter, the "royal gentleman" in the title, is a Southern lawyer. His father owns a female slave Toinette, who has only a trace of African blood. Geoffrey helps her get an education and freedom. The two become intimately involved and thereafter Geoffrey goes off to fight in the Civil War where he is wounded. Toinette nurses him back to health and he proposes they resume their intimacies, but she insists on marriage. Geoffrey refuses to marry her and they both part company and lead sorrowful lives
Hot plowshares. A novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

32 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in the 1840s and 1850s, dealing with the issue of slavery
Figs and thistles: a Western story by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

43 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 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
An appeal to Cæsar by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

18 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An upas-tree had taken deep root in the virgin soil of the New World. A free people hacked it down with the sword. It cost more than a million lives and five billions of dollars to accomplish the task. The roots were left to gather strength for other harmful growth. The Nation was so elated with its achievement that it forgot all about the source from which the evil sprang. Already the new growth has borne fruit of Violence and Misrule. Can we afford to allow the roots to remain? How much can we afford to pay to have them digged up? How can this best be accomplished? -- Amazon.com
Pactolus Prime by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

27 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roots of Tennis is a history of lawn tennis in St Louis, including information on how one of tennis' greatest sporting prizes, the Davis Cup, had its origins in St Louis. Jack Eggmann is the writer and archivist for the St Louis Tennis Hall of Fame
John Eax and Mamelon; or, The South without the shadow by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

23 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in English and held by 360 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( )

22 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 348 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 )

27 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible empire by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

12 editions published between 1879 and 1994 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates white supremacy as it emerged from the milieu of slavery, war, politics, and Reconstruction. Tourgee argues that organizations such as the Klan appealed to the mass of white southerners as a means of ameliorating their defeat and ensuring a measure of political control. A striking, contemporary look into the mind of the carpetbagger and the genesis of both the Ku Klux Klan and the political structure of the postwar South. -- Amazon.com
Button's inn by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

28 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Mormonism in the early part of the century
Toinette. A novel by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

26 editions published between 1874 and 1970 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fool's errand [play] by Steele MacKaye( Book )

11 editions published between 1880 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fool's errand; the famous romance of American history by Albion W Tourgée( Book )

28 editions published between 1879 and 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Continent( )

in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our continent( )

in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A fool's errand
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Bricks without straw : a novelUndaunted radical : the selected writings and speeches of Albion W. TourgéeThe invisible empireA fool's errand; the famous romance of American history
Alternative Names

controlled identityChurton, Henry, 1838-1905

controlled identityHenry, Edgar, 1838-1905

Albion Tourgée

Albion W. Tourgée Amerikaans advocaat (1838-1905)

Albion W. Tourgée amerikansk advokat

Albion Winegar Tourgée

Churton, Henry 1838-1905

Fools, One of the, 1838-1905

Henry, Edgar 1838-1905

One of the Fools, 1838-1905

Tourgée, Albion

Tourgee, Albion W.

Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

Tourgée, Albion Winegar

Tourgée, Albion Winegar, 1838-1905

Winegar Tourgée, Albion 1838-1905

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