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Martin R. Delany's Civil War and Reconstruction – A Primary Source Reader - University Press of Mississippi
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Martin R. Delany's Civil War and Reconstruction: A Primary Source Reader

Tunde Adeleke


Collectively the documents provide answers to the still unresolved existential question of Martin Delany historiography: Who was the real Martin Delany? Conflicting answers and interpretations compete for authenticity. Was Delany militant, anti-establishment, dogmatic and uncompromising; or, was he pragmatic, utilitarian, accommodating, and open to compromise when necessary? Could Delany have been a combination of some or all of these attributes? The documents show that he was not averse to reaching out across the racial and ideological divides to explore diverse political and social reforms s ... More

Keywords: Historiography, Pragmatism, Utilitarianism, Accommodating, compromise

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496826633
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tunde Adeleke, editor
Iowa State University