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The Scalawag In Alabama Politics, 1865–1881, The Scalawag In Alabama Politics, 1865–1881, 0817305572, 0-8173-0557-2, 978-0-8173-0557-4, 9780817305574, , , The Scalawag In Alabama Politics, 1865–1881, 0817389288, 0-8173-8928-8, 978-0-8173-8928-4, 9780817389284,

The Scalawag In Alabama Politics, 1865–1881
by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins

Quality Paper
1977. 248 pp.
978-0-8173-0557-4
Price:  $29.95 s
E Book
2015. 248 pp.
978-0-8173-8928-4
Price:  $29.95 d

Who was this scalawag? Simply a native, white, Alabama Republican! Scorned by his fellow white Southerners, he suffered, in his desire for socioeconomic reform and political power, more than mere verbal abuse and social ostracism; he lived constantly under the threat of physical violence. When first published in 1977, Wiggin’s treatment of the scalawag was the first book-length study of scalawags in any state, and it remains the most thorough treatment. According to The Journal of American History, this is the “most effective challenge to the scalawag stereotype yet to appear.”

 


Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins is Professor of History at The University of Alabama and Editor of The Alabama Review.

 


“Wiggins destroys the traditional myths concerning the scalawag…. This is a must acquisition for all libraries with holdings in Southern history.” –Choice

 


“A first-rate piece of research and writing, and does more than any monograph I have read in recent years to clarify the complex political situation in the South after the war.” –David Herbert Donald

 


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