Yazoo; or, On the Picket Line of Freedom in the South
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A grassroots history unmatched in Reconstruction literature

Yazoo is a rare and revealing firsthand account of Reconstruction told by a Wisconsin carpetbagger and devout abolitionist who moved to Mississippi in pursuit of wealth and social reform. Seeking economic opportunity for himself as well as a chance to bring about a new social order in the defeated South, Albert T. Morgan leased a cotton plantation in Yazoo County, Mississippi, in1865. His farming venture failed —as did his efforts to secure interracial democracy—but his decade spent in Yazoo County brought opportunities to serve in elected office as a constitutional delegate, state senator, and county sheriff and supervisor. The decade also gave him an intimate understanding of the trials and tribulations associated with the African American freedmen's struggle for equality. In 1884, nine years after fleeing the state under threat of death, Morgan published Yazoo at his own expense to explain the difficulties he and his compatriots faced in Mississippi.

An absorbing story made all the more poignant by Joseph Logsdon's new introduction, Yazoo offers a sustained narrative about the social and political dynamics of Reconstruction on the plantations, in the local courthouse, on the deserted roads and byways, and even in the bedrooms of leading planters and politicians. In this unparalleled text Morgan documents the creation of the Mississippi Plan, which became the model for former Confederates' "redemption" of the South, and traces the orchestration of interracial democracy's failure to the manipulations of the former slaveholding elite.


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Y AZOO
SOUTHERN CLASSICS SERIES
John G. Sproat, General Editor
YAZOO;
OR,
ON THE PICKET LINE OF FREEDOM IN THE SOUTH
A PERSONAL NARRATIVE
Albert T. Morgan
with a new introduction by Joseph Logsdon

University of South Carolina Press
Published in cooperation with the Institute for Southern Studies and the South Caroliniana Society of the University of South Carolina.
2000 University of South Carolina
Paperback edition published by the University of South Carolina Press, 2000
Ebook edition published in Columbia, South Carolina, by the University of South Carolina Press, 2022
www.uscpress.com
Manufactured in the United States of America
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The Library of Congress has cataloged the paperback edition as follows:
Morgan, A. T. (Albert Talmon)
Yazoo, or, On the picket line of freedom in the South : a personal narrative / Albert T. Morgan ; with a new introduction by Joseph Logsdon.
p. cm.-(Southern classics series)
Published in cooperation with the Institute for Southern Studies and the South Caroliniana Society of the University of South Carolina.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
ISBN 1-57003-359-5 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1. Reconstruction-Mississippi. 2. Mississippi-Social conditions. 3. Mississippi-Politics and government-1865-1950. 4. Yazoo County (Miss.)-Social conditions. 5. Yazoo County (Miss.)-Politics and government. 6. Freedmen-Mississippi-Yazoo County-Social conditions. 7. Yazoo County (Miss.)-Race relations. 8. Morgan, A. T. (Albert Talmon) 9. Politicians-Mississippi-Yazoo County-Biography. I. Title: On the picket line of freedom in the South. II. University of South Carolina. Institute for Southern Studies. III. South Caroliniana Society. IV. Title. V. Series.
F341 .M84 2000
976.2 49-dc21 00-033790
ISBN 978-1-64336-277-9 (ebook)
CONTENTS
List of Illustrations
General Editor s Preface
Introduction
Preface to the 1884 Edition
C HAPTER I.
The war is over-Southward ho!-A wonderful country
C HAPTER II.
First lessons-Colonel J. J. U. Black as teacher
C HAPTER III.
A first day with the freedmen of Yazoo-What was accomplished by the war
C HAPTER IV.
Jealous Johnny Rebs -Colonel J. J. U. Black in a new role
C HAPTER V.
A nigro insurrection and a fool s errand
C HAPTER VI.
An unsettled question-The diplomacy of babes
C HAPTER VII.
Colonel Black s library-A new departure-Tokeba s jail-More diplomacy-A Southerner s instincts
C HAPTER VIII.
Charles return-Reminiscences-Smoky Tokeba-Whisky as a medicine
C HAPTER IX.
Blushes-More of the ways of the country-A deeper deep than Mormonism
C HAPTER X.
A deeper deep-The wolf shows his teeth
C HAPTER XI.
Lambs- I m a gentleman, by G-d, sir -A new function for Nasby
C HAPTER XII.
A council of lambs-That nigger school - Old Morgan - Polecat Morgan
C HAPTER XIII.
Taffy, women and wine vs . the army of the United States-The straw that broke our camel s back-A stalwart friend
C HAPTER XIV.
Yazoo justice in 1867-Ten dollars and a lick for a year s hard work-Was it in self-defense?-Questions remaining unsettled to this day-O oophie-Polecat
C HAPTER XV.
Army worms and other worms-Our stalwart friend lassoed-Another kind of fool s errand-How to get rid a the d-n Yankees -Hurrah for Colonel J. J. U. Black-Was Colonel Black agent in fact?
C HAPTER XVI.
Recollections-An Appomattox straw -Charles new idea -Shall we surrender, run away, or fight it out on that line-Weighty reasons why the battle should continue
C HAPTER XVII.
Charles twenty millions gone glimmering-Sweet consolation-Fame, and how to win it in Yazoo-True friends
C HAPTER XVIII.
A second day among the freed people in Yazoo-When, where, how and why I became a dictator -An election in Yazoo when only niggers vote
C HAPTER XIX.
The folly of wisdom-Courage of my new friends-A triumphant vindication -An honest difference of opinion-Unheeded warnings 151
C HAPTER XX.
Deliverer and dictator-counting the cost-Les Miserables-Straw for bricks
C HAPTER XXI.
The true value of friendship-None but black Americans on guard to-night-An uncovered secret- Snakes, and their uses
C HAPTER XXII.
Wheat among tares-A human hornet-A new-comer of the right sort for Yazoo-How our friends up North furnished powder for we all down South to burn under the noses of brave ex-Union soldiers-A nest of vipers
C HAPTER XXIII.
Charles has a new experience-A slight indiscretion and a trial-Courageous General Greenleaf, and true friends-More straw for bricks
C HAPTER XXIV.
At last-A murderer s cell!-That Yazoo jail in 1868-What Mr. Barksdale did-The good Samaritan-Uncle Jonathan sees the kuklux-The wicked flee when none pursue
C HAPTER XXV.
Boys, why don t you get away from there!-Letters from the old home-Charles fever-Never say die!
C HAPTER XXVI.
A presence-A temple of the living God even in Yazoo-A jailbird s shell -High resolves
C HAPTER XXVII.
A general election in Yazoo-W. H. Foote vs . the human hornet -No lives lost
C HAPTER XXVIII.
Do Southerners have prejudice against color-Two more bricks-An apology
C HAPTER XXIX.
How are yew, Morgin? -Defeated but not cast down-Timely succor- grand old flag -It is over-A searching of hearts
C HAPTER XXX.
A Democratic school and what came of it-Slight differences of opinion
C HAPTER XXXI.
Some other things about the flag of the United States in 1868, in Yazoo, Mississippi-Staring at vacancy-A discovery that was not patented-How, why and when the South solidified.
C HAPTER XXXII.
The war of the badges-Heroic colored women-How Mississippians voted as they fought in 1868-More bricks
C HAPTER XXXIII.
Reasons for their faith-Certain citizens object to the racket of the K. K. K. s and afterward apologize-Deliverance-Hurrah for Grant! Hurrah for h-l!- Bottom rail on top -Uncle Peter s wisdom-Magnanimity of freedmen-A reminiscence
C HAPTER XXXIV.
Charles new lease of life-Uncle David s crap -It might have been-Features of the change, with the exceptions to the rule-A war reminiscence-A surprise
C HAPTER XXXV.
Seqeul -Renewal of an old acquaintance- Get out a here -Scraps from history-Revelations
C HAPTER XXXVI.
All doubled up-Clearing ditches-Waiting a verdict-A satrap s knife-Making hay-Charles gets a plumb-A patriotic fool
C HAPTER XXXVII.
The old stubble-ground of slavery-A leaf from history- Out damned spot.
C HAPTER XXXVIII.
A brief summary-Anticipations 271
C HAPTER XXXIX.
About Grant s fair trial -Also of certain efforts to capture the illustrious soldier by invading his family-A chapter of Mississippi State politics-Mr. Barksdale becomes a National Republican -How it all ended
C HAPTER XL.
A general break-up- I told you so -The pretty pickle of the enemy-Danger signals
C HAPTER L. *
Yazoo stump oratory-Campaign arguments-The logic of events-A dead bulldozer-One time when the niggers did not run
C HAPTER LI.
An example of superiah strategy -A brief resume-The lessons of 1869-Happy polecats
C HAPTER LII.
Harry Baltimore s opinion of our first nigger constable -More straw for bricks-A case in point-Additional inducements to a solid South-A truthful picture of Southern domestic life-A line that was not wiped out at Appomattox, nor ever afterward
C HAPTER LIII.
Tidings from Charles-Signs of a new crop of men and women in Yazoo-Revolutions-What is to become of we all now that nigros can purchase land -More straw for bricks-The way to Yazoo upper crust -Now that Grant is President, Rarety kicks against the pricks -Time to take a wife
C HAPTER LIV.
A visit to my brother-More ways of the country-Revelations
C HAPTER LV.
More revelations and more straw for bricks-Virtue by contrast-Crossing the Rubicon
C HAPTER LVI.
A wedding-An outcast s home-Our first social experience-The enemy catching at straws-The promises of the truth are certain-A temperance campaign in Yazoo-A social revolution
C HAPTER LVII.
Marvelous progress of the freed people in the art of self-government-Real carpet-baggers-How they came to Yazoo, and what became of them-Another straw for bricks-Yazoo elections, 1867 to 1875-A Dent ticket full grown
C HAPTER LVIII.
Further illustrations of the political progress of the negro-The enemy see a sign-Making a sheriff s bond-Do elections elect-Results that Old Bill Allen when he rose up could hardly have foreseen-Meeting an old acquaintance-Another nigro rising -Morgan is sheriff-Death of Mr. Hilliard
C HAPTER LIX.
The manner of it-Halting to pay tribute to heroic negros before the dead are buried-1868 come again-The part the human hornet took in it-That Yazoo jail in 1874
C HAPTER LX.
A negro rising that took effect-Why the young one was not put into a murderer s cell-Heroic conduct of our nigros -A second trial -A righteous judge-The decision-A specimen brick from the Yazoo Democrat-Peace restored-Fawning irreconcilables
C HAPTER LXI.
An account of my stewardship, 1869 to 1875-A survey of the field
C HAPTER LXII.
Account of my stewardship continued-A second crop off the old stubble ground of Yazoo
C HAPTER LXIII.
Account of my stewardship continued-Results-Of what the second crop consisted-Our new court-house-The p

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