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Leopard's Spots

Thomas Dixon, Jr. (1864-1946)

1. Historical Note
2. 1.1 - A Hero Returns
3. 1.2 - A Light Shining In Darkness
4. 1.3 - Deepening Shadows
5. 1.4 - Mr. Lincoln's Dream
6. 1.5 - The Old and the New Church
7. 1.6 - The Preacher and the Woman of Boston
8. 1.7 - The Heart of a Child
9. 1.8 - An Experiment in Matrimony
10. 1.9 - A Master of Men
11. 1.10 - The Man or Brute in Embryo
12. 1.11 - Simon Legree
13. 1.12 - Red Snow Drops
14. 1.13 - Dick
15. 1.14 - The Negro Uprising
16. 1.15 - The New Citizen King
17. 1.16 - Legree Speaker of the House
18. 1.17 - The Second Reign of Terror
19. 1.18 - The Red Flag of the Auctioneer
20. 1.19 - The Rally of the Clansmen
21. 1.20 - How Civilization Was Saved
22. 1.21 - The Old and the New Negro
23. 1.22 - The Danger of Playing with Fire
24. 1.23 - The Birth of a Scalawag
25. 1.24 - A Modern Miracle
26. 2.1 - Blue Eyes and Black Hair
27. 2.2 - The Voice of the Tempter
28. 2.3 - Flora
29. 2.4 - The One Woman
30. 2.5 - The Morning of Love
31. 2.6 - Beside Beautiful Waters
32. 2.7 - Dreams and Fears
33. 2.8 - The Unsolved Riddle
34. 2.9 - The Rhythm of the Dance
35. 2.10 - The Heart of a Villain
36. 2.11 - The Old, Old Story
37. 2.12 - The Music of the Mills
38. 2.13 - The First Kiss
39. 2.14 - A Mysterious Letter
40. 2.15 - A Blow in the Dark
41. 2.16 - The Mystery of Pain
42. 2.17 - Is God Omnipotent?
43. 2.18 - The Ways of Boston
44. 2.19 - The Shadow of a Doubt
45. 2.20 - A New Lesson in Love
46. 2.21 - Why the Preacher Threw His Life Away
47. 2.22 - The Flesh and the Spirit
48. 3.1 - A Growl Beneath the Earth
49. 3.2 - Face to Face with Fate
50. 3.3 - A White Lie
51. 3.4 - The Unspoken Terror
52. 3.5 - A Thousand-Legged Beast
53. 3.6 - The Black Peril
54. 3.7 - Equality With a Reservation
55. 3.8 - The New Simon Legree
56. 3.9 - The New America
57. 3.10 - Another Declaration of Independence
58. 3.11 - The Heart of a Woman
59. 3.12 - The Splendour of Shameless Love
60. 3.13 - A Speech That Made History
61. 3.14 - The Red Shirts
62. 3.15 - The Higher Law
63. 3.16 - The End of a Modern Villain
64. 3.17 - Wedding Bells in the Governor's Mansion

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Summary

The first in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), parts of this novel were incorporated in the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Set in North Carolina, the book explores the extreme social and racial tensions of the period as Confederates attempt to fight off "reconstructionist" policy, rebuild the war-torn South's economy, and grapple with the rampant "race question" of the day, whether the black and white races can ever live side by side as equals, i.e., whether a leopard can change its spots? Characters include the villainous Reconstruction leader, Simon Legree (the same vile slave holder from Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, only many years later); Charles Gaston, a young southern gentleman who dreams of true love and the governor's mansion; Sallie Worth, sweet obedient daughter of southern aristocracy. A colorful assortment of preachers, carpetbaggers, scallywags, farmers, Ku Klux Klan members, and newly emancipated negroes help round out the cast.

Reviews

Randall

- Leopard's Spots

Excellent work, excellent narrator. As relevant today as when it was written.