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Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American political struggle

Author: Darius J Young
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This book examines the life and career of Robert R. Church Jr. who grew up the son of the first black millionaire in Memphis, Tennessee, and would eventually surpass his father's notoriety as the most influential black Republican of his era. In particular this book uses Church's life as a lens into the political activity of African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: History
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Young, Darius J.
Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American political struggle.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2019
(DLC) 2018029685
(OCoLC)1044866200
Named Person: Robert Reed Church, Jr.; Robert Reed Church, Jr.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darius J Young
ISBN: 9780813057064 081305706X
OCLC Number: 1089344718
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: the gentleman from Memphis --
Growing up Church --
Coming of age --
The roving dictator of the Lincoln belt --
We return fighting --
Man of destiny --
Church must go --
Epilogue: the Memphis blues.
Responsibility: Darius J. Young.

Abstract:

This book examines the life and career of Robert R. Church Jr. who grew up the son of the first black millionaire in Memphis, Tennessee, and would eventually surpass his father's notoriety as the most influential black Republican of his era. In particular this book uses Church's life as a lens into the political activity of African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century.

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