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Langston, John Mercer 1829-1897

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Works: 64 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 2,479 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Speeches in Congress 
Classifications: E185.97, 973.80924
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Most widely held works by John Mercer Langston
A speech on Equality before the law by John Mercer Langston ( )
6 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom and citizenship; selected lectures and addresses by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
10 editions published between 1883 and 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Equality before the law" oration by John Mercer Langston ( )
3 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Virginia plantation to the national capitol, or, The first and only Negro representative in Congress from the Old Dominion by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
8 editions published between 1894 and 1969 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emancipation and enfranchisement the work of the Republican party by John Mercer Langston ( )
4 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world's anti-slavery movement, its heroes and its triumphs a lecture delivered at Xenia, O., Aug. 2, and Cleveland, O., Aug. 3, 1858 by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
4 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Virginia plantation to the National Capitol by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although his mother was a former slave, his wealthy planter father bequeathed him enough money to put him through school. After completing the literary program at Oberlin College, Langston studied theology and then law, passing the Ohio Bar in 1854.[...] His pages shed light on the abolitionist crusade, the participation of the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction." - from an introduction by Benjamin Quarles
The exodus by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Virginia plantation to the national Capitol; or, The first and only Negro representative in Congress from the Old Dominion ... Illustrated ... 1894. (Reprinted.) by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The national elections bill : speech of Hon. John M. Langston, of Virginia, in the House of Representatives, January 16, 1891 by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Address by hon. john m. lanston by John Mercer Langston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hand book of information and report of the Colored Aged and Orphanage Association of the State of New Jersey : with some facts about the colored people of the United States by Colored Aged and Orphanage Association of the State of New Jersey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Papers by John Mercer Langston ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection includes correspondence (1853-1911), some of which is family; speeches (1848-1895, n.d.); writings, accounts, legal documents, cards, invitations, photographs, clippings, and collected items. The bulk of the materials pertains to Langston's personal and professional life. Eight of the twenty speeches express his views on Negro suffrage. Several items provide insights to his relations with Howard University. On the other hand there is little in the papers to document his activities as Minister to Haiti or as President of Virginia Normal Institute
James Lowell Gibbs collection of African-American documents by James Lowell Gibbs ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Includes a letter and clippings to Judge W.E. Ambler from John Langston of the House of Representatives, 1890 (copy); letter, photograph, and clipping from W. Willis Menard, African-American member of the House of Representatives, 1892; letter from Edward W. Bemis, School of History and Economics, Vanderbilt University, 1892; letter, with enclosures from Rev. J.C. Price, founder and first president of Livingstone College, 1892; and typed letter from Charles Chesnutt, 1918. Letters to Charles Chesnutt include a handwritten letter (copy) from W.E.B. DuBois in which he discusses his intention to found a magazine, 1903; letter from Kelly Miller, 1903; typed letter from Charles N. Anderson of the Coney Island Jockey Club, 1902; and printed card with an excerpt from his The Marrow of Tradition, signed by Chesnutt (copy). Other letters include a post card and note from Blanche K. Bruce, 1871; letter from William Still to Karl Kotz, 1883; note from Wallace Bruce (U.S. Consul in Edinburgh) to Mr. and Mrs. Angus, 1893; letter from J.W. Rainey, first African-American Congressman, to the President recommending a Henry Noah for the position of Collector of Customs in Charleston, 1887
Letters to Magnus L. Robinson by Magnus L Robinson ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Primarily correspondence, 1867-1905, with African-American newspaper editors, speakers, and writers, including John M. Langston of Hillside Cottage, Washington, D.C. (about a speaking engagement in Alexandria, Va., and Springfield, Mo.), William Brown of Lincoln, Va. (about African-American voters in Loudoun County, Va.), and John Mitchell, Jr., editor of the Planet, Richmond, Va., and Dr. B. Purvis (about his address "Noted Abolitionists")
 
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Alternative Names
Langston, J. Mercer (John Mercer), 1829-1897
Languages
English (100)
French (1)
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