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From the Virginia plantation to the National Capitol

Author: John Mercer Langston
Publisher: New York : Arno Press, 1969.
Series: American Negro, his history and literature.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.
From the Virginia plantation to the National Capitol.
New York : Arno Press, 1969
(OCoLC)812596514
Named Person: John Mercer Langston; John Mercer Langston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mercer Langston
OCLC Number: 6110
Notes: Reprint of the 1894 ed.
Description: 534 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: II.: ...Changes upon the plantation ; Uncle Billy Quarles ; The fugitive slave --
III.: ...Col. Wm. D. Gooch --
IV.: ...Goes to Cincinnati --
V.: ...Returns To Chillicothe --
VI.: ...Oberlin college ; Success as a country school-teacher --
VII.: ...Oberlin, its community and its college ; The "Oberlin Movement" ; The "Liberty school" ; Fugitive slave population --
VIII.: ...Seeks admission to a certain law school, but is denied --
IX.: ... Studies in theology ; Studies law in Judge Bliss' office ; Admitted to the bar, 1854 --
X.: ...Purchases a farm ; Rural life ; Strong anti-Negro sentiment in Ohio --
XI.:...American anti-slavery society, May, 1855 --
XII.: ...His practise and successes as the colored lawyer of Ohio --
XIV.: ...Negro-catchers in Oberlin ; Kidnapping of John Price ; John Brown, Jr. visits him --
XV.: Recruits colored troops for the national service ; The 54th Massachusetts ; The 55th Messachusetts ; The 5th United States colored troops (Con.) XVI.: General Lee's surrender ; Assassination of Lincoln ; Colored camp at Nashville --
XVII.: ...Early labors and observations among the freed people ; Colored women --
XVIII.: ...Appointed general inspector of the bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands ; Mr. Langston and the republican party ; Lousia court house --
XIX.: ...President Johnson opposed to General Howard ; Action of General Grant --
XX.: Founds and organizes the Law Department of Howard University ; Ralph Waldo Emerson visits the university ; First lady law student --
XXI.: President Grant appoints him a member of the Board of Health of the District of Columbia --
XXII.: ...Charlotte Scott ; The Lincoln Monument ; Freemen's Saving and Trust Company ; Minor normal school --
XXIII.: ...Appointed minister-resident and consul-general to Haiti ; Haiti and the Haytians ; Port-au-prince (Con.) XXIV.: ...The legation and residence of the American minister ; Our trade with Haiti greatly increased ; The Haytians have gone crazy on American blue denims --
XXV.: Suit against the United States government for balance of unpaid salary --
XXVI.: Accepts the presidency of the Virginia normal and college institute ; Gen. Fitzhugh Lee --
XXVIII.: ... Nominated to the fifty-first congress ; Opposed by General Mahone --
XXIX.: ... Election day, November 6, 1888 ; Admission to the house of representatives, September 23, 1890 --
XXX.: ...Congressional experience and record ; The fifty-first congress and its leaders ; Bills introduced ; Declines nomination to fifty-third congress --
XXXI.: Description of Hillside cottage and surroundings ; The family ; Mrs. Langston ; Mrs. Fidler ; Miss Percival.
Series Title: American Negro, his history and literature.
Responsibility: John Mercer Langston.

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