Black Reconstruction in The US 1860-1880 – Excerpt – W.E.B. Du Bois


Posted on: March 12, 2017

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“One reads the more true deeper records of Reconstruction with despair. It is without delay so primary and human, and but so futile. There is no villain, no fool, no saint. There are only guys; men who crave ease and vigour, men who know need and starvation, men who've crawled. They all dream and attempt with ecstasy of worry and stress of effort, balked of hope and hate. Yet the wealthy world is wide adequate for all, wants all, needs all. So mild a gesture, a notice, might set the strife so as, not with full content material, but with becoming break of day of achievement. Instead roars the crash of hell…” ― W.E.B. Du Bois, from his basic historical past, Black Reconstruction in The US 1860-1880 Read More