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Title Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 / prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives ... by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 1.1/7:108-224    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 803 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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Series House document ; 108-224
House document (United States. Congress. House) ; 108-224.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on May 27, 2016).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Former black members of Congress: "The Fifteenth Amendment in flesh and blood": The symbolic generation of black Americans in Congress, 1870-1887 -- "The Negroes' temporary farewell": Jim Crow and the exclusion of African Americans from Congress, 1887-1929 -- Keeping the faith: African Americans return to Congress, 1929-1970 -- Permanent interests: The expansion, organization, and rising influence of African Americans in Congress, 1971-2007.
Summary From the publisher: Provides a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-American Member, including notables such as Hiram Revels, Joseph Rainey, Oscar De Priest, Adam Clayton Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Gus Hawkins, and Barbara Jordan. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history. Illustrated with many portraits, photographs, and charts.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL pda
Subject United States. Congress -- Biography.
United States. Congress. (OCoLC)fst00529490
African American legislators -- Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
African American legislators. (OCoLC)fst00799220
Genre/Form Legislative materials (OCoLC)fst01774285
Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Legislative materials.
Added Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration.
United States. Congress. House. Office of History and Preservation.
Other Form: Print version: Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 9780160801945 (DLC) 2008010047 (OCoLC)213080674
ISBN 9780160869488 (electronic bk.)
016086948X (electronic bk.)
Gpo Item No. 0996-F c(online)
Sudoc No. Y 1.1/2:SERIAL 14904
Y 1.1/7:108-224

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