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The Resource Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray

Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray

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Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen
Title
Capitol men
Title remainder
the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen
Statement of responsibility
Philip Dray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A history of the Reconstruction era viewed from the perspective of America's first black members of Congress examines their key role in promoting such reforms as public education for all children, equal rights, and protection from Klan violence
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Biography type
contains biographical information
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271795
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dray, Philip
Dewey number
973.8/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.D76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • African American legislators
  • Social justice
  • Reconstruction (1865-1877)
  • Zwarten
  • Het Congres
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first black congressmen
Label
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-437) and index
Contents
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"
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 463 p.
Isbn
9780618563708
Lccn
2008011292
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn214064100
  • (OCoLC)214064100
Label
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-437) and index
Contents
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"
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 463 p.
Isbn
9780618563708
Lccn
2008011292
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn214064100
  • (OCoLC)214064100

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