Albion Tourgee

Tourgée, Albion Winegar

Albion Winegar Tourgée (tŏŏrzhā´), 1838–1905, American author and lawyer, b. Williamsfield, Ohio, studied at the Univ. of Rochester. After serving in the Union army he was for a few years a carpetbagger lawyer and political judge in North Carolina. Of his several novels, the best known are A Fool's Errand (1879) and Figs and Thistles (1879). They are valuable for their picture of the politics of the Reconstruction period.

See biography by O. H. Olsen (1965).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Albion Tourgee: Selected full-text books and articles

Color-Blind Justice: Albion Tourgée and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson
Mark Elliott.
Oxford University Press, 2006
Plessy v. Ferguson
Thomas J. Davis.
Greenwood, 2012
Librarian’s tip: Especially Chap. 10 "The Case: From Start to Finish" and a biography of Tourgee that begins on p. 185
Albion Tourgee: Remembering Plessy's Lawyer on the 100th Anniversary of Plessy V. Ferguson
Curtis, Michael K.
Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1996
Race, Color Blindness, and the Democratic Public: Albion W. Tourgee's Radical Principles in Plessy V. Ferguson
Elliott, Mark.
The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 67, No. 2, May 2001
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Redemption through Violence: White Mobs and Black Citizenship in Albion Tourgee's A Fool's Errand
Miller, Jeffrey W.
The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, Fall 2002
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Who Owns the Whip?: Chesnutt, Tourgee, and Reconstruction Justice
Hardwig, Bill.
African American Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2002
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The Question of Color-Blind Citizenship: Albion Tourgee, W.E.B. Du Bois and the Principles of the Niagara Movement
Elliott, Mark.
Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, Vol. 32, No. 2, July 2008
American Naturalistic and Realistic Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary
E. C. Applegate.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Albion W. Tourgee (1838-1905)" begins on p. 377
The Social Gospel in Black and White: American Racial Reform, 1885-1912
Ralph E. Luker.
University of North Carolina Press, 1991
Librarian’s tip: Especially Chap. 4 "In Search of Civil Equity"
The Past as Liberation from History
Scott P. Culclasure.
Peter Lang, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Albion Tourgee and his novel "A Fool's Errand" begins on p. 107
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