Unformatted text preview: (p. 308-809) 6.) Rapier's family was fairly wealthy, as was Rapier himself after etablishing a small potash factory, a steamboat woodyard, and cotton crops. He lost a lot of this wealth when the KKK came after him and destroyed his woodyard and crop. (p. 311) 7.) Rapier gave a lot of his own money to help other blacks and was appointed to the collector of internal revenue for his hard work (p. 312) 8.) Rapier hypocritically encouraged the Great Exodus of blacks out of the south even though he'd fought so hard to improve racial relations in that area. (p. 313) 9.) Rapier never married, didn't have any friends, and worked like a dog. (p. 315) 10.) Rapier died nearly penniless even though his career and finances had always been so successful. (p. 316)...
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- Fall '08
- Reconstruction, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Southern United States, Rapier, Rapier self