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Lang Matl
Author Dray, Philip.

Title Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen / Philip Dray.

Imprint Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  E668 .D76 2008    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  E668    Available
Edition 1st Mariner Books ed.
Description xiii, 463 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-437) and index.
Contents 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
Summary 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
Subject United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African American legislators -- Biography.
Social justice -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
ISBN 9780547247977