Capitol men : : the Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
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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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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: 463 p.
United States. -- House -- Biography.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African American legislators -- Biography.
Social justice -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.