Brown, Canter, Jr.
Title Tampa in Civil War and Reconstruction. [Tampa Bay History Center Reference LIbrary Series No. 10].
Publisher Tampa, Florida: University of Tampa Press, 2000. First Edition.
Seller ID 5138fd
Signed by the Author. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, x + 246 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature; in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: It was a time when the United States exploded in war and its people battled for the nation's soul after peace finally arrived; yet, up until now no one has lifted for Tampans the heavy curtain that has barred them from the sight of their own dynamic Civil War and Reconstruction past. Instead of the mostly tranquil scenes of early Tampa previously depicted as the remote Gulf village of the 1860s and 1870s, historian Canter Brown, Jr., here reveals a place and time teeming with conflict, danger, treachery, privations, and disasters -- natural and man-made. But, that is not all. The book sensatively explores the quiet -- and sometimes not so quiet -- heroism of men and women, black and white, who held their community together and who doggedly persisted in the belief that a better day would come...