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The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction by Thomas Bahde (review)

The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and... differentiates these two volumes are the breadth and scope of their ambi - tions and the depth of their analytical rigor. What unites them is a shared intellectual and scholarly project that will someday combine these two historiographical fields and in the process write a new chapter in the text - books of American history. Boyd Cothran boyd cothran, assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto, Ontario, is the author of Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence (University of North Carolina Press, 2014). The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction. By Thomas Bahde. (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. Pp. 226. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $29.95.) Thomas Bahde’s second scholarly work on the wartime Middle West seems, upon first examination, to offer a critical analysis of one man’s expe - riences as he traveled through the criminal justice system. Gus Reed’s story would make any historian sit up and take note, for it offers insight into what happened to an African American man who made his way out of slavery and into the free state of Illinois. But, as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction by Thomas Bahde (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 6 (1) – Mar 12, 2016

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differentiates these two volumes are the breadth and scope of their ambi - tions and the depth of their analytical rigor. What unites them is a shared intellectual and scholarly project that will someday combine these two historiographical fields and in the process write a new chapter in the text - books of American history. Boyd Cothran boyd cothran, assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto, Ontario, is the author of Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence (University of North Carolina Press, 2014). The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction. By Thomas Bahde. (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. Pp. 226. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $29.95.) Thomas Bahde’s second scholarly work on the wartime Middle West seems, upon first examination, to offer a critical analysis of one man’s expe - riences as he traveled through the criminal justice system. Gus Reed’s story would make any historian sit up and take note, for it offers insight into what happened to an African American man who made his way out of slavery and into the free state of Illinois. But, as

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 12, 2016

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