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The senator and the sharecropper's son : exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers

Author: John D Weaver
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A mysterious midnight shooting spree that began on a dirt road in Texas between Brownsville and Fort Brown on August 13, 1906, killed one civilian and shattered the lives of 167 black infantrymen who had been summarily discharged without honor by a stroke of President Theodore Roosevelt's pen. In The Senator and the Sharecropper's Son, John D. Weaver completes the task he began with his 1970 book The Brownsville
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Weaver, John D. (John Downing), 1912-2002.
Senator and the sharecropper's son.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c1997
(OCoLC)637272670
Named Person: Dorsie W Willis; Joseph Benson Foraker; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Weaver
ISBN: 0890967482 9780890967485
OCLC Number: 36059910
Description: xxii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: John D. Weaver.
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A mysterious midnight shooting spree that began on a dirt road in Texas between Brownsville and Fort Brown on August 13, 1906, killed one civilian and shattered the lives of 167 black infantrymen who had been summarily discharged without honor by a stroke of President Theodore Roosevelt's pen. In The Senator and the Sharecropper's Son, John D. Weaver completes the task he began with his 1970 book The Brownsville Raid, which, two years later, led to the soldiers'

exoneration. Weaver now traces the intertwined lives of Ohio's Senator Joseph B. Foraker, who risked his political career in an eloquent defense of the soldiers, who "asked no favors because they are Negroes but only for justice because they are men"; of Dorsie Willis, the Mississippi sharecropper's son who emerged from obscurity as the black battalion's last survivor; and of the New York aristocrat who linked the fates of those two men - the flamboyant and popular.

Theodore Roosevelt. Weaver's narrative explores these tangled lives against the background of "the color line," which W. E. B. Du Bois defined in 1903 as "the problem of the twentieth century."

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