The cause of the Battle of Liberty Place was the result of several years of the troubled Reconstruction period, the coerced adoption of the 14th Amendment, and the stealing of elections and the injustices of the carpetbag regime forced upon Louisiana by the Federal authorities. In particular, the usurpation of the State government in 1873 by Governor William Pitt Kellog and his Custom House gang contributed significantly to the events that led up to the battle. Even today, when these nearly forgotten events are mentioned, they inevitably stir emotions that run almost as deep as those of more than one hundred years ago. Whether the Battle of Liberty Place is more akin to what transpired at Lexington and Concord or at Ft. Sumter remains the subject of heated debate. Were the men memorialized by the Liberty Place monument patriots or traitors?
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 31st January 2000
Publisher: Portfolio Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.07 x 21.01 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.64