The Prostrate State. South Carolina Under Negro Government.
South Carolina, Reconstruction, black Americans
The Palmetto State in the years after the American Civil War, under the control of the powerful Radical Republicans. Historian Henry Steele Commager described Pike’s book as “...the most interesting picture of Black Reconstruction. Its descriptions are graphic, its criticisms just, its observations shrewd, and its conclusions sound.”
Description: The Prostrate State. South Carolina Under Negro Government.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1874. 279pp.+ [8 (adverts]pp. First Edition. 12mo. Publisher’s pebbled green cloth. Gilt spine lettering dull in places; small area to base of spine lightened, perhaps from an old private library label, light stains to front board; overall, a very good tight and clean copy.