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Title'89
Year for Search1891
Authors[Tourgée], [Albion Winegar](1838-1905)
Secondary AuthorsEdgar Henry [pseud.]
Date Published1891
PublisherCassell & Co.
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The novel follows one young man as he grows up, experiences the U. S. Civil War and its aftermath and then turns to creating a new nation in the South, including Texas, that peacefully separates from the North and creates a society of white domination that is depicted as a eutopia. Much of the novel concerns the tactics used.

Pseudonym

Edgar Henry [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1838-1905) was the lead attorney for the complainant in the famous Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U. S. (1896) case that made segregation legal. In his dissent, John M. Harlan used Tourgée’s phrase “color-blind justice.” Before 1882 his name was spelled without the accent; after that he spelled it with the accent to better reflect his preferred pronunciation.

Full Text

1891 [Tourgée, Albion Winegar] (1838-1905). 89. Edited From the Original Manuscript. By Edgar Henry [pseud.]. New York: Cassell & Co., 1891. Copyrighted 1888 but appears to have been published in 1891. PSt

The novel follows one young man as he grows up, experiences the U. S. Civil War and its aftermath and then turns to his leadership in creating a new nation in the South, including Texas, that peacefully separates from the North and creates a society of white domination that is depicted as a eutopia. Much of the novel concerns the tactics used. The author was the lead attorney for the complainant in the famous Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U. S. (1896) case that made segregation legal. In his dissent, John M. Harlan used Tourgée’s phrase “color-blind justice.” Before 1882 his name was spelled without the accent; after that he spelled it with the accent to better reflect his preferred pronunciation.