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Capitol men [electronic resource] : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen / Philip Dray.

Authors: Dray, Philip.
Call number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010.
Publication date: 2010.
Subject: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African American legislators -- Biography.
Social justice -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
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Title: Capitol men [electronic resource] : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen / Philip Dray.
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
Physical description: 1 online resource (xiii, 463 p.) : ill., ports.
Contents note: Boat thief [Robert Smalls] -- A new kind of nation -- Daddy Cain -- "The whirligig of time" -- Kukluxery -- Pinch -- The Colfax Massacre -- Capstone of the reconstructed Republic -- Divided time -- The eternal fitness of things -- Black Thursday -- A dual house -- Exodusting -- A rope of sand -- "The negroes' farewell".
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Summary note: Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray shines a light on a little known group of men: the nation's first black members of Congress. These men played a critical role in pushing for much-needed reforms in the wake of a traumatic civil war, including public education for all children, equal rights, and protection from Klan violence. But they have been either neglected or maligned by most historians--their "glorious failure" chalked up to corruption and "ill-preparedness."--From publisher description.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-437) and index.
Genre: Electronic books.
Local subject: Downloadable e-books.
Available in other form: Dray, Philip. Capitol men. 1st Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780547526911 (electronic bk.)
0547526911 (electronic bk.)
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1353685
Bib No.: 1353685

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