By Ted Tunnell
Ted Tunnell's fantastically researched biography of Marshall H. Twitchell is an immense addition to Reconstruction literature. New England local, Union soldier, Freedmen's Bureau agent, and Louisiana planter, Twitchell grew to become the novel political boss of purple River Parish within the 1870s. He cast an monetary alliance with entrepreneurial Jewish retailers and rose to energy in the course of the first upswing of the southern economic system after the struggle. The Panic of 1873, despite the fact that, undermined his regime and almost in a single day the recent Englander fast went from monetary benefactor to scapegoat for northwest Louisiana's failed desires of prosperity. His life-and-death fight with the infamous White League has extra gut-wrenching suspense than so much novels. the 1st full-length examine of Twitchell, fringe of the Sword is edifying, wonderful, and state of the art scholarship.
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Edge of the Sword: The Ordeal of Carpetbagger Marshall H. Twitchell in the Civil War and Reconstruction by Ted Tunnell