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A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in by Brent Tarter

By Brent Tarter

In the lead-up to the Civil conflict, Virginia, like different southern states,
collected a wide public debt whereas striving to enhance transportation infrastructure and
stimulate fiscal improvement. A Saga of the hot South delves into the
principally untold tale of the decades-long postwar controversies over the reimbursement of that debt.
the result's a massive reinterpretation of late-nineteenth-century Virginia political history.

The post–Civil battle public debt controversy in Virginia reshaped the
state’s political panorama two times. First it created the stipulations lower than which the
Readjuster social gathering, a biracial coalition of radical reformers, seized keep an eye on of the state
govt in 1879 and effectively refinanced the debt; then it gave upward thrust to a
counterrevolution that led the elitist Democratic get together to 80 years of dominance in the
state's politics. regardless of the Readjusters’ victory in refinancing the debt and their
elevated spending for the preferred new process of unfastened public colleges, the debt controversy
generated an extended teach of felony disputes—at least eighty-five circumstances reached the Virginia Supreme
courtroom of Appeals, and twenty-nine reached the ultimate court docket of the USA. via an
in-depth examine those political and felony contests, A Saga of the hot South
sheds new mild at the many stumbling blocks that reformers confronted in Virginia and the South after the
Civil conflict.

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