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A Black congressman in the age of Jim Crow : South Carolina's George Washington Murray

Author: John F Marszalek
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2006.
Series: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the political biography of George W. Murray, one sees the myriad forces arrayed against southern Republicanism in the late nineteenth century and also witnesses the trials and tribulations one of the major African American political leaders faced in the quest for racial justice in the new South.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marszalek, John F., 1939-
Black congressman in the age of Jim Crow.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2006
(DLC) 2006042082
(OCoLC)64594463
Named Person: George W Murray; George W Murray
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Marszalek
ISBN: 9780813037141 081303714X
OCLC Number: 738499411
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 211 pages).
Contents: From slavery to public life --
The 1890 election: success and failure --
White Republicans but one Black victory --
Congressman --
The congressman runs for reelection --
Fighting Constitutional disfranchisement --
Reaction to disfranchisement --
Political Nadir --
Economic success and political failure --
On trial --
In Chicago and on tour --
Conclusion --
Appendix: late nineteenth-century South Carolina Republican leaders.
Series Title: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Responsibility: John F. Marszalek ; foreword by John David Smith.

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Born a slave in 1850s South Carolina, George Murray appeared to be the antithesis of the African American male in South. Drawing on research to reconstruct Murray's life story, this work defines an  Read more...

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