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Black congressmen during Reconstruction : a documentary sourcebook

Author: Stephen Middleton
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2002.
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"During the Reconstruction, African Americans from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia - former slave-owning states - were elected to Congress in remarkable numbers. They included lawyers, teachers, businessmen, editors, and ministers. African Americans gained the right to vote through the Reconstruction Acts and the Civil War Amendments, and elected 2  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Black congressmen during Reconstruction.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2002
(OCoLC)606933921
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Middleton
ISBN: 0313322813 9780313322815
OCLC Number: 49611120
Description: xx, 444 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Blanche Kelso Bruce, Senate --
Richard Harvey Cain, House of Representatives --
Henry Plummer Cheatham, House of Representatives --
Robert Carlos De Large, House of Representatives --
Robert Brown Elliott, House of Representatives --
Jeremiah Haralson, House of Representatives --
John Adams Hyman, House of Representatives --
John Mercer Langston, House of Representatives --
Jefferson Franklin Long, House of Representatives --
John Roy Lynch, House of Representatives --
Thomas Ezekiel Miller, House of Representatives --
George Washington Murray, House of Representatives --
Charles Edmund Nash, House of Representatives --
James Edward O'Hara, House of Representatives --
Joseph Hayne Rainey, House of Representatives --
Alonzo Jacob Ransier, House of Representatives --
James Thomas Rapier, House of Representatives --
Hiram Rhodes Revels, Senate --
Robert Smalls, House of Representatives --
Benjamin Sterling Turner, House of Representatives --
Josiah Thomas Walls, House of Representatives --
George Henry White, House of Representatives.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Middleton ; foreword by John David Smith.
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This book provides biolographical sketches and relevant documents on African Americans elected to Congress in the wake of the Civil War.  Read more...

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