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By Anna Dickinson,J. Matthew Gallman

Anna Dickinson's profession as an orator begun in her teenage years, while she gave her first impassioned speech on women's rights. by way of the age of twenty-one, she was once spending no less than six months in step with yr at the street, offering lectures on abolitionism, politics, and public affairs, and developing herself as one of many nation's first celebrities. In March 1875, Dickinson departed from Washington, D.C., for a longer travel of the South, curious to work out how a ways the area had advanced within the decade after Appomattox.

In A journey of Reconstruction, editor J. Matthew Gallman compiles Dickinson's remark and observations to supply a decent depiction of the postwar South from the viewpoint of an outspoken radical abolitionist. She records the ongoing results of the Civil struggle at the locations she visited, and actual to her inquisitive spirit, questions the societal advancements she witnessed, searching out black and white southerners to debate problems with the day. Like many northern observers, she specializes in documenting race relatives and the kingdom of the southern financial system, yet she additionally information the public's reactions to her appearances, delivering a few of her such a lot telling remark. A travel of Reconstruction, punctuated with a wealth of old observations and pleasing anecdotes, is the tale of 1 woman's stories within the postbellum South.

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