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For the freedom of her race : Black women and electoral politics in Illinois, 1877-1932

Author: Lisa G Materson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on Chicago and downstate Illinois politics during the incredibly oppressive decades between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932 - a period that is often described as the nadir of black life in America - Lisa Materson illuminates the impact that migrating southern black women had on midwestern and national politics, first in the Republican Party and later  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa G Materson
ISBN: 9780807832714 0807832715 9781469600895 1469600897
OCLC Number: 244354517
Description: xv, 344 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Tomorrow you will go to the polls : women's voting in Chicago in 1894 --
Because her parents had never had the chance : southern migrant politics during the 1910s --
Profit from the mistakes of men : national party politics, 1920-1924 --
The prohibition issue as a smoke screen : the failure of racial uplift ideology and the 1928 election --
Political reconstruction for themselves and their daughters : the campaigns of Ruth Hanna McCormick, 1927-1930.
Responsibility: Lisa G. Materson.

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Demonstrates the impact that migrating southern black women had on mid western and national politics, first in the Republican Party and later in the Democratic Party. This book tells the story of  Read more...
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Makes an important contribution to our understanding of the role of African-American women within Jim Crow era politics.--"Southwest Journal of Cultures"

 
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