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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Republican judges in the South during Reconstruction.

In light of Gerard's suggestion, I recommend Fergus Bordewich's recently released Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction. Most law professors are no doubt aware of the general outline of the situation in the South, but Bordwich details the astonishing level of violence against African Americans and white Republicans, including many judges, during reconstruction, and Grant's attempts to intervene. There is much in it that I did not know or poorly understood.


Posted by Steve Lubet on November 15, 2023 at 03:52 PM | Permalink


Thanks, Mark. How embarrassing. I have corrected it.


Posted by: Steve L. | Nov 15, 2023 5:23:33 PM

Dear Professor Lubet,

It's Fergus "Bordewich," with an extra "e".

Looks like an interesting book.


Mark Regan

Posted by: Mark Regan | Nov 15, 2023 5:16:21 PM

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