Baltimore: R.H. Woodward & Company, 1890. 8vo. xvii, [i], 452 pp., plus leaf of publisher's advertisements. FIRST EDITION. Red cloth with title and list of authors printed in black on top cover. Item #11083
First edition of this group of articles, each a condensed history of reconstruction in specific states. The political and economic effects of the efforts in each territory are succinctly described. From the preface: "This work has not been undertaken with any such impracticable purpose as agitating for the repeal of the Fifteenth Amendment, or for the deportation of the negro. Its object is to show to the public, and more especially to those business men of the North, who have made investments in the South, or who have trade relations with their Southern fellow-citizens, the consequences which once followed an interference in the domestic affairs of certain states by those, who either did not understand the situation or were reckless of results."