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Capitol men : : the Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen

Dray, Philip. Book - 2008 Black Studies 973.81 Dr None on shelf 2 requests on 1 copy Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Downtown 2nd Floor Black Studies 973.81 Dr Downtown Library Due 04-27-2021

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.

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