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The Resource Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray

Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray

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Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen
Title
Capitol men
Title remainder
the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen
Statement of responsibility
Philip Dray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of the Reconstruction era viewed from the perspective of America's first black members of Congress examines their key role in promoting such reforms as public education for all children, equal rights, and protection from Klan violence
  • 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 public education for all children, equal rights, and protection from Klan violence. But they have been either neglected or maligned by most historians--their "glorious failure" chalked up to corruption and "ill-preparedness."--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dray, Philip
Dewey number
973.8/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.D76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • African American legislators
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Social justice
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780618563708
Lccn
2008011292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn214064100
  • 487335
Label
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780618563708
Lccn
2008011292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn214064100
  • 487335

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