The South As It Is: 1865-1866
John Richard Dennett, with a new introduction by Caroline E. Janney University of Alabama Press, 2010 Library of Congress F216.D4 2010 | Dewey Decimal 975.041
This classic report originally appeared as a series of articles in the Nation between July 8, 1865, and April 11, 1866. Dennett traveled in seven states—Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi—at the very beginning of Reconstruction. His remarkably prophetic account of the recently defeated South is a major source for the history of this transition.