Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment

Willie Lee Rose C. Vann Woodward


Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment

Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment

  • Title: Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment
  • Author: Willie Lee Rose C. Vann Woodward
  • ISBN: 9780820320618
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback



Just seven months into the Civil War, a Union fleet sailed into South Carolina s Port Royal Sound, landed a ground force, and then made its way upriver to Beaufort Planters and farmers fled before the invaders, allowing virtually all their possessions, including ten thousand slaves, to fall into Union hands Rehearsal for Reconstruction, winner of the Allan Nevins Prize,Just seven months into the Civil War, a Union fleet sailed into South Carolina s Port Royal Sound, landed a ground force, and then made its way upriver to Beaufort Planters and farmers fled before the invaders, allowing virtually all their possessions, including ten thousand slaves, to fall into Union hands Rehearsal for Reconstruction, winner of the Allan Nevins Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Charles S Sydnor Prize, is historian Willie Lee Rose s chronicle of change in the Sea Island region from its capture in 1861 through Reconstruction With epic sweep, Rose demonstrates how Port Royal constituted a stage upon which a dress rehearsal for the South s postwar era was acted out.


Recent Comments "Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment"

An amazing book that chronicles the South Carolina Sea Islands and what became known as the "Port Royal Experiment" during the Civil War.When the islands were captured early in the war, abolitionists both in and outside government saw it as a perfect opportunity to prove to the world that ex-slaves could be made into productive free-laboring citizens. In this small area, in just these 4 years, one can already make out many of the tensions and battle lines over black rights and government assista [...]

Not something you'd read just for fun--it's not the type of historical book based on following a few compelling figures in a novelistic sense, over a period of history. But I'm deep into research for a novel that takes place in and around Port Royal during the Civil War, and it's hard to find a better source than this one.However, more than just a reference book, this gives an unusual insight into elements of the Civil War, slavery, and its aftermath that are often ignored--what happened to free [...]

This is the best book about the Port Royal Experiment. My personal interest in it is the account of Gen. Rufus Saxton, our son's namesake, and a great-great-great uncle of Scott's.

The section by Lee Rose discussing how in post Civil War southern america, getting and arranging private purchase of land by northerners from former slaves' owners of Sea Island, Georgia, to start private enterprises to get freed men to working for wages was an art in carving and a science of pure politics. The experiment of Sea Island's contours has me thinking about how mind0blowing is the argument that slavery died out mainly because wage labor was forcefully more profitable. But getting from [...]

Very interesting and well written account of the beginnings of Reconstruction in South Carolina.

Great book for research on the Sea Islands and the Union occupation during the Civil War. Rose gives a balanced overview of all the main groups in this endeavor called the Port Royal Experiment.


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