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Race over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston by Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood (review)

Race over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston by Millington... In the epilogue, Taylor persuasively concludes that African American refugees’ precarious freedom struggle carried forward into Reconstruction. The Whitehursts received some reparations but not all, because Southern Claims Commission agents maintained that military necessity justified the original seizure. Gabriel Burdett reunited with his family, served as a Berea College trustee, and participated in Kentucky politics until relocating the family to Kansas in 1876. Eliza Bogan endured the Elaine Massacre, post- war economic hardships, a strained marriage, and widowhood before her death in 1928. These former slave refugees’ journeys toward freedom con- tinued to shape their postwar lives. By reasserting African American refu- gees’ role in the long emancipation process, Taylor’s Embattled Freedom makes a valuable scholarly contribution. It is an essential text for scholars and nonacademics alike. Hilary Green hilary green is an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865–1890 (Fordham University Press, 2016). Race over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston. By Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. 262. Cloth, $90.00; paper, $29.95.) In Race over http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Race over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston by Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 9 (4) – Dec 5, 2019

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Abstract

In the epilogue, Taylor persuasively concludes that African American refugees’ precarious freedom struggle carried forward into Reconstruction. The Whitehursts received some reparations but not all, because Southern Claims Commission agents maintained that military necessity justified the original seizure. Gabriel Burdett reunited with his family, served as a Berea College trustee, and participated in Kentucky politics until relocating the family to Kansas in 1876. Eliza Bogan endured the Elaine Massacre, post- war economic hardships, a strained marriage, and widowhood before her death in 1928. These former slave refugees’ journeys toward freedom con- tinued to shape their postwar lives. By reasserting African American refu- gees’ role in the long emancipation process, Taylor’s Embattled Freedom makes a valuable scholarly contribution. It is an essential text for scholars and nonacademics alike. Hilary Green hilary green is an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865–1890 (Fordham University Press, 2016). Race over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston. By Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. 262. Cloth, $90.00; paper, $29.95.) In Race over

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