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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.
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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 demonstrates the impact that migrating southern black women had on midwestern and national politics, first in the Republican Party and later in  Read more...
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Materson, Lisa G.
For the freedom of her race.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008035373
(OCoLC)244354517
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa G Materson
ISBN: 9780807894033 0807894036 9781469605951 1469605953
OCLC Number: 435526825
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 344 pages) : illustrations, map
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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