Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hilary N. Green

Hilary Green is Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at The University of Alabama. Born in Boston, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century American history, with emphasis on the African American experience, Civil War Era and Atlantic World.

Green's new book is Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction by Elaine Parsons.

Well-researched, compelling, and non-glorifying of a violent organization, this monograph critically looks at the organization’s origins, effects on local communities, and its legacy for the nation. It is a well-needed critical reassessment on the Ku Klux Klan and the violence of Reconstruction. Moreover, it helps to explain how the idea of the Ku-Klux served to facilitate sectional reconciliation and black exclusion.
Learn more about Educational Reconstruction at the Fordham University Press website.

--Marshal Zeringue