1868 St Bernard Parish Massacre The Blood in the Cane Fields

The tragedy was hidden, but implications reverberated throughout the South and lingered for generations. Author and historian Chris Dier reveals the horrifying true story behind the St. Bernard Parish Massacre.

Author: C. Dier

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625858558

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 772

Days before the tumultuous presidential election of 1868, St. Bernard Parish descended into chaos. As African American men gained the right to vote, white Democrats of the parish feared losing their majority. Armed groups mobilized to suppress these recently emancipated voters in the hopes of regaining a way of life turned upside down by the Civil War and Reconstruction. Freedpeople were dragged from their homes and murdered in cold blood. Many fled to the cane fields to hide from their attackers. The reported number of those killed varies from 35 to 135. The tragedy was hidden, but implications reverberated throughout the South and lingered for generations. Author and historian Chris Dier reveals the horrifying true story behind the St. Bernard Parish Massacre.

The 1868 St Bernard Parish Massacre Blood in the Cane Fields

Author and historian Chris Dier reveals the horrifying true story behind the St. Bernard Parish Massacre.

Author: C. Dier

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439663025

Category: True Crime

Page: 144

View: 445

Author and historian Chris Dier reveals the horrifying true story behind the St. Bernard Parish Massacre. As African American men gained the right to vote, white Democrats of St. Bernard Parish feared losing their majority. Armed groups mobilized to suppress these recently emancipated voters in the hopes of regaining a way of life turned upside down by the Civil War and Reconstruction. Days before the tumultuous presidential election of 1868, the parish descended into chaos. Freedpeople were dragged from their homes and murdered in cold blood. Many fled to the cane fields to hide from their attackers. The reported number of those killed varies from 35 to 135. The tragedy was hidden, but implications reverberated throughout the South and lingered for generations.

They Called Us River Rats

The 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre: Blood in the Canefields. Charleston:
Arcadia. Durell, Edward Henry. 1845. New Orleans As I Found It. New York:
Harper and Brothers. Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress
Administration. 1938.

Author: Macon Fry

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496833090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 319

They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans is the previously untold story of perhaps the oldest outsider settlement in America, an invisible community on the annually flooded shores of the Mississippi River. This community exists in the place between the normal high and low water line of the Mississippi River, a zone known in Louisiana as the batture. For the better part of two centuries, batture dwellers such as Macon Fry have raised shantyboats on stilts, built water-adapted homes, foraged, fished, and survived using the skills a river teaches. Until now the stories of this way of life have existed only in the memories of those who have lived here. Beginning in 2000, Fry set about recording the stories of all the old batture dwellers he could find: maritime workers, willow furniture makers, fishermen, artists, and river shrimpers. Along the way, Fry uncovered fascinating tales of fortune tellers, faith healers, and wild bird trappers who defiantly lived on the river. They Called Us River Rats also explores the troubled relationship between people inside the levees, the often-reviled batture folks, and the river itself. It traces the struggle between batture folks and city authorities, the commercial interests that claimed the river, and Louisiana’s most powerful politicians. These conflicts have ended in legal battles, displacement, incarceration, and even lynching. Today Fry is among the senior generation of “River Rats” living in a vestigial colony of twelve “camps” on New Orleans’s river batture, a fragment of a settlement that once stretched nearly six miles and numbered hundreds of homes. It is the last riparian settlement on the Lower Mississippi and a contrarian, independent life outside urban zoning, planning, and flood protection. This book is for everyone who ever felt the pull of the Mississippi River or saw its towering levees and wondered who could live on the other side.

The Existing Conflict Between Republican Government and Southern Oligarchy

RISE OF THE Ku Klux KlAN — THE ELECTION MURDERS IN LOUISIANA IN
1868 . ... of Republicans at St. Landry Parish – Details of the Shocking Crimes
Committed - Massacre of Negroes in St. Bernard Parish -A Democratic Senator's
Ideal ...

Author: Green Berry Raum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Etats du Sud (Etats-Unis)

Page: 479

View: 571


Supplemental Report of Joint Committee of the General Assembly of Louisiana on the Conduct of the Late Elections

Our report of forty - two killed and four maltreated in this parish during the month
of October , 1868 , probably falls short of the actual number . ... spectacles from “
niggers , " was not beneath the dignity of these champions of " a white man's
government , " THE MASSACRE IN ST . BERNARD PARISH , OCTOBER 25 48
Xunt.

Author: Louisiana. Legislature. Joint Committee on Conduct of Elections

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Elections

Page: 296

View: 352


House Documents

In the spring of 1868 the republican majority was over 2,000 . ... BERNARD . The
parish of St. Bernard adjoins Orleans , and was the scense of a most sanguinary
riot and massacre , in which the “ Innocents " played a fearful part , and there ...

Author: USA House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 646


History of Reconstruction in Louisiana through 1868

Ku Klux Klan , 218-224 . Legislature , Louisiana state ( 1864 ) , 88-90 ; ( 1865 ) ,
115117 , 138-145 ; ( 1866 ) , 146149 ; ( 1867 ) , 184 ; ( 1868 ) , 203–204 , 207 . ...
Massacre of 1868 , 225-230 . ... St. Bernard parish , riot in , 228 229 . Secession ...

Author: John Rose Ficklen

Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins Press

ISBN:

Category: Administrative responsibility

Page: 228

View: 323


The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

Ku Klux Klan , 218-224 . Legislature , Louisiana state ( 1864 ) , 88-90 ; ( 1865 ) ,
115117 , 138-145 ; ( 1866 ) , 146149 ; ( 1867 ) , 184 ; ( 1868 ) , 203–204 , 207 . ...
Massacre of 1868 , 225–230 . ... St. Bernard parish , riot in , 228 229 . Secession
 ...

Author: John Martin Vincent

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Administrative responsibility

Page: 117

View: 579


the north american review

A reference to the files of the newspapers of Louisiana for 1868 will give
abundant and astonishing proof of the extent to which ... These preparations bore
terrible fruit , and from September until November at least five horrible massacres
of colored ... On the 28th of September one was commenced in the parish of St .
Laudry , which lasted several days , during which ... and St . Bernard ; and in that
of St . Mary its sheriff and parish judge , both Republicans , were publicly
assassinated in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 795


The Ordeal of the Reunion

He ranked among the state's most able Republican leaders by 1868. ... In late
October, a quarrel between a storekeeper and some blacks in St. Bernard Parish
opened four days of massacre, in which more than two dozen blacks were killed.

Author: Mark Wahlgren Summers

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617587

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 775

For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently emancipated for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. In The Ordeal of the Reunion, Mark Wahlgren Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction's need to form an enduring Union without sacrificing the framework of federalism and republican democracy. Assessing the era nationally, Summers emphasizes the variety of conservative strains that confined the scope of change, highlights the war's impact and its aftermath, and brings the West and foreign policy into an integrated narrative. In sum, this book offers a fresh explanation for Reconstruction's demise and a case for its essential successes as well as its great failures. Indeed, this book demonstrates the extent to which the victors' aims in 1865 were met--and at what cost. Summers depicts not just a heroic, tragic moment with equal rights advanced and then betrayed but a time of achievement and consolidation, in which nationhood and emancipation were placed beyond repeal and the groundwork was laid for a stronger, if not better, America to come.

United States Congressional serial set

A . In St . Bernard parish . I am a corporal of the metropolitan police assigned to
that parish . ... A . I saw Pierre Johnson killed by Julian Cypress ; that was on the
26th of October , 1868 ; Johnson was a republican , Cypress was a creole
democrat . ... On that morning I had heard of shooting and killing below , and I left
my place to get out of the way ; I was sick at the time , and could not get further
tban Mrs ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 783


Timetables of African American History

Runnin ' Wild , 1923F Rush , Benjamin , 1791D Rush , Christopher , 1827D Rush
Academy , 1868B Rushen , Patrice , 1991F Rushing ... 18540 in Georgia , 1738A
, 1848A and Great Britain , 1772C , 1774A , 1782A and Indian Springs Treaty ,
1821A killing of , 16920 in ... 1565A runaway slaves and , 18280 St. Augustine's
College , 1866B St. Bernard Parish , La . , race riots in , 1868A St. Catharines ...

Author: Sharon Harley

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780684815787

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 831

Lists both famous and little known African Americans and includes historical moments, legal actions, cultural events, and more

History Of Reconstruction In Louisiana

Legislature , Louisiana state ( 1864 ) , 88-90 ; ( 1865 ) , 115117 , 138-145 ; ( 1866
) , 146 149 ; ( 1867 ) , 184 ; ( 1868 ) , 203–204 . 207 . Lincoln , Abraham ...
Massacre of 1868 , 225-230 . ... St. Bernard parish , riot in , 228 229 . Secession
in ...

Author: John Rose Ficklen

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 406

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant July 1 1868 October 31 1869

On the morning of the 10th again surprised a band of ten Indians - killing four
warriors and captured three women and children - two of the ... sheriff Henry
Pope at Franklin St Mary Parish Louisiana on the 17th of October 1868 , an
investigation of the attended circumstances is ... A riot occurred in parish St
Bernard last night .

Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant

Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1967-c1995 .

ISBN:

Category: Manuscripts, American

Page: 634

View: 784

This volume carries Ulysses S. Grant through a brief period of welcome calm to the storms of the White House. Seemingly resigned to becoming president, Grant detached himself from military routine in Washington, D.C., during the summer of 1868 to tour the Great Plains. He then settled in Galena to escape the clamor of the presidential campaign. Grant reveled in his respite from official duties, writing to his father, "I have enjoyed my summers vacation very much and look forward with dread to my return to Washington." Grant' s residence in Galena shielded him from public scrutiny. "Whilst I remain here I shall avoid all engagements to go any place at any stated time. The turn out of people is immense when they hear of my coming." Grant remained in or near his prewar hometown until the election forced him back to Washington. Grant publicly said that he accepted presidential responsibilities "without fear" but privately lacked eagerness for the office. Even before his electoral victory, he wrote disapprovingly of "the Army of office seekers" and "begging letters" from potential appointees. Never enamored with the "pulling and hauling" so much a part of politics, Grant tried to minimize importunities by withholding names of his cabinet selections until after his inauguration and keeping his policy pronouncements spare and noncontroversial. His earnest desire as president was simply to inspire every citizen to work for "a happy Union."

Republican Campaign Text Book for 1878

In 1868 the official record shows that 1 , 884 were killed ticularly of fraud
perpetrated through orand wounded . ... Frightful massacres have appointment of
Presidential electors , did occurred in the parishes of Bossier . Caddo , this board
execute its responsible and Catahoula , Saint Bernard , Saint Landry , perilous
duties ? ... Rouge , Morehouse , Ouachita , & c . , all of In the parish of St . Landry
, in 1868 , the | | which in every previous election had voteit Republicans had a
registered ...

Author: Republican Congressional Committee, 1877-1879

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Campaign literature

Page: 67

View: 212


The Republican Campaign Text Book for 1882

... Board was gation : In the parish of Orleans , of its 29,910 created - Terrible Ku -
Klux doings of 1868 – The parishes of Orleans , Caddo , voters 15,00 were
colored , and in the Saint Landry , and others . spring of 1868 the parish had
polled 13 ,973 ... Frightful massacres have justly , equitably , or the contrary
occurred in the parishes of Bossier , Caddo , What are facts ? Catahoula , Saint
Bernard .

Author: Republican Congressional Committee

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Campaign literature

Page: 240

View: 906


Republican Campaign Text Book

In the spring of 1868 atrocities in 1868 had endeavored to in the Republicans
carried the parish ; in timidate the colored vote , uproot ... to In the parish of St .
Landry , in 1868 . purge the State of the " stigma of negro the Republicans had a
registered majorequality , " and ... Frightful massacres have occurred in the
parishes of Bossier , Caddo , Catahoula , Saint Bernard , Saint Landry , Grant ,
and Orleans .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Campaign literature

Page:

View: 303


Republican Campaign Text Book for

In 1868 the official record 99 uary 13 , 1875 , communicating the proofs of What
the Returning Board did in 1876 . numberless ... Frightful mas- them ? sacres
have occurred in the parishes of Bossier , Caddo , Catahoula , Saint Bernard ,
Saint ... The general character of the massacres in the Why they did it - Another
Democratic above - named parishes is so well ... The Democracy General Grant
one vote . demanded that such returns , with fraud In the parish of St. Landry , in
1868 , the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Campaign literature

Page:

View: 823


Before the Mayflower

1868 date by an African - American . Antoine Dubuclet was installed as state ...
Opelousas Massacre , St. Landry Parish , La . Republicans said Democratic
terrorists ... St. Bernard Parish , near New Orleans . B. F. Randolph , state senator
and ...

Author: Lerone Bennett

Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 796

View: 543

Examines the history of African Americans from their African past through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to contemporary problems and accomplishments.

Host bibliographic record for boundwith item barcode 89014018857

... of 1868 and the presi- Roselius , Christian , 18 , 41 dential elections , 225-231 .
( note ) , 60 , 69 ( and note ) . Massacre of 1868 , 225-230 . Rozier , J. A. , 17 , 18 ,
41 ( note ) , May , Thomas P. , 77–79 , 84 68-69 . ( note ) . St. Bernard parish ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 507