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Book Title: Yankee Reconstructed|
The author of the book: Carolyn P. Schriber
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Date of issue: January 3rd 2016
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When the the Civil War was over, Jonathan and Susan Grenville moved their family back to Charleston, only to find that peace was easier to declare than to practice. The war that tore a nation apart might have ended in 1865, but the most important battles remained to be fought. The North struggled to resume business as usual, while the South faced economic disaster. Old state constitutuions needed to be re-written before the United States would take their former enemies back into the Union. Old political alliances collapsed, and the party of Lincoln faced a decline into unparalleled graft and corruption. And over everyone hovered the question of what to do with the thousands of former slaves whose status as citizens remained undefined.
The following ten years gave rise to some of the most important constitutional developments in the history of the United States. The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments would change the face of a nation, but the advances came at a terrible cost. In many ways, the transition would take another hundred years to reach fruition. And in the meantime, generations of black men learned that the pathway to becoming African-American was a dangerous one.
As the reunited country struggled with the problems of Reconstruction, the Grenvilles found themselves seeking new economic opportunites to replace the old cotton culture. Jonathan and Susan inherited vast land holdings that threatened to bury them under a deluge of back taxes unless they could find a new way to turn the lands into new revenue sources. Other family members decided to work together to meet the ever-present need for food by creating their own grocery business. And two of the family’s enterprising young people took on a challenge to capture, tame, and recreate an ancient breed of horses that had adapted themselves to living wild in the swamps of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
At the same time, the Grenvilles were swept up into political rivalries and civil riots that churned their peaceful streets into battlegrounds. Family ties shattered as their maturing children searched for their own answers to the questions of how best to live their lives. One son took refuge in a separatist religious community, while another became an armed advocate of White Supremacy. Susan’s black cousins fought for equality and became targets of those who haeted blacks.. A daughter was swept into a romance with a black man. Daily life became a constant battle marked by visits from the Ku Klux Klan, threats of violence, and accusations of murder.
Follow the Grenvilles as they navigate the difficult years between 1867 and 1877.
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Read information about the authorAs a tenured professor at Rhodes College, Carolyn Poling Schriber specialized in medieval history and published extensively on relationships between Anglo-Norman bishops and kings in the twelfth century. After attaining Professor Emerita status, she retired from teaching and focused her attention on her second love, the history of America's Civil War..
Her Civil War books, including A Scratch with the Rebels and Beyond All Price, are set in South Carolina during the northern occupation of the Low Country. In 2012, Carolyn released four more books. including The Road to Frogmore; Left by the Side of the Road (Short Stories); The Dilemma of Arnulf of Lisieux, the biography of a 12th-century bishop; and The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese, a how-to book on surviving the "thickets of self-publishing.” Along the way, she managed to accrue awards for her writing from the Military Writers Society of America (2011 and 2012) and was listed frequently among the top 100 Amazon Bestsellers in Historical Fiction.
There were more books to come. Her 2013-2014 publications include a second edition of her volume of short stories and a romantic historical novel about a mixed couple (one ‘North’, one ‘South’) as they face the challenges of the Civil War.
Carolyn and her husband Floyd live near Memphis, Tennessee. You can connect with her on her website, her blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Carolyn’s books are available in books stores and at all major online retailers, including Amazon.com.
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