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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
|Named Person:||Dorsie W Willis; Joseph Benson Foraker; Theodore Roosevelt|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John D Weaver
|Description:||xxii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||John D. Weaver.|
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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- Brownsville (Tex.) -- Race relations.
- United States -- Race relations.
- United States. -- Army -- African American troops -- History -- 20th century.
- United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 25th -- History -- 20th century.
- Riots -- Texas -- Brownsville -- History -- 20th century.
- Willis, Dorsie W.
- Foraker, Joseph Benson, -- 1846-1917.
- Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919.
- Entlastung (Recht)
- Brownsville (Tex.)