Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy

  title={Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy},
  author={Stephen Kantrowitz},
  • Stephen Kantrowitz
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Through the life of Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847-1918), South Carolina's self-styled agrarian rebel, this book traces the history of white male supremacy and its discontents from the era of plantation slavery to the age of Jim Crow. As an anti-Reconstruction guerrilla, Democratic activist, South Carolina governor, and U.S. senator, Tillman offered a vision of reform that was proudly white supremacist. In the name of white male militance, productivity, and solidarity, he justified lynching and… CONTINUE READING
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