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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
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
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
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Biography type
contains biographical information
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271795
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8/1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first black congressmen
Label
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780618563708
Lccn
2008011292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)214064100
  • ocn214064100
  • OCoLC
Label
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmen, Philip Dray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780618563708
Lccn
2008011292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)214064100
  • ocn214064100
  • OCoLC

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