Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen / Philip Dray.
Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010.
CCQ - Lusail Female Library
E668 .D76 2008
CCQ - Lusail Male Library
1st Mariner Books ed.
xiii, 463 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -437) and index.
Boat thief [Robert Smalls] -- A new kind of nation -- Daddy Cain -- "The whirligig of time" -- Kukluxery -- Pinch -- The Colfax Massacre -- Capstone of the reconstructed Republic -- Divided time -- The eternal fitness of things -- Black Thursday
Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray shines a light on a little known group of men: the nation's first black members of Congress. These men played a critical role in pushing for much-needed reforms in the wake of a traumatic civil war, including