Now Available: The Life and Death of Gus Reed

The Life & Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois During the Civil War and Reconstruction (Ohio University Press, 2014)

“A major new interpretation of emancipation and Reconstruction. Bahde weaves together the details of an emblematic life into larger social, political, and legal themes. The result is an ambitious and novel design for a book on this period of history.”

—Daniel W. Hamilton, author of The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War