Capitol Men

Capitol Men

The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen

Book - 2008
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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
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008
ISBN: 9780618563708
Branch Call Number: 973.81 Dray 2008
Characteristics: xiii, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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