Posted on 2017-11-06, by luongquocchinh.
Author: Philip Dray | Category: History | Language: English | Page: 480 | ISBN: 0618563709 | ISBN13: 9780618563708 |
Description: Reconstruction was a time of idealism and sweeping change, as the victorious Union created citizenship rights for the freed slaves and granted the vote to black men. Sixteen black Southerners, elected to the U.S. Congress, arrived in Washington to advocate reforms such as public education, equal rights, land distribution, and the suppression of the Ku Klux Klan. But these men faced astounding odds. They were belittled as corrupt and inadequate by their white political opponents, who used legislative trickery, libel, bribery, and the brutal intimidation of their constituents to rob them of their base of support. Despite their status as congressmen, they were made to endure the worst humiliations of racial prejudice. And they have been largely forgottenâ€”often neglected or maligned by standard histories of the period. In this beautifully written book, Philip Dray reclaims their story. Drawing on archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and congressional records, he shows how the efforts of black Americans revealed their political perceptiveness and readiness to serve as voters, citizens, and elected officials. We meet men like the war hero Robert Smalls of South Carolina (who had stolen a Confederate vessel and delivered it to the Union navy), Robert Brown Elliott (who bested the former vice president of the Confederacy in a stormy debate on the House floor), and the distinguished former slave Blanche K. Bruce (who was said to possess â€œthe manners of a Chesterfieldâ€). As Dray demonstrates, these men were eloquent, creative, and often effective representatives who, as support for Reconstruction faded, were undone by the forces of Southern reaction and Northern indifference. In a grand narrative that traces the promising yet tragic arc of Reconstruction, Dray follows these black representativesâ€™ struggles, from the Emancipation Proclamation to the onset of Jim Crow, as they fought for social justice and helped realize the promise of a new nation.
Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First BlackCongressmen.pdf
- Ebooks list page : 33188
- 2018-06-15Capitol Men The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
- 2013-01-31Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
- 2018-01-02[PDF] Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon
- 2017-11-10[PDF] Reining Men (The Boot Knockers Ranch Book 3)
- 2017-10-30[PDF] Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible
- 2017-10-16[PDF] Lancaster Men: The Aussie Heroes of Bomber Command
- 2017-01-09[PDF] Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible
- 2018-02-01[PDF] Proceedings of the First Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Management-Volume I (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering) - Removed
- 2018-02-01[PDF] Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder's Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart
- 2018-02-01[PDF] Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus
- 2018-01-31[PDF] Thebes in the First Millennium BC
- 2018-01-30[PDF] Listening In: The First Decade of Canadian Broadcasting, 1922-1932
- 2018-01-23[PDF] Finding Success the First Year: A Survivor's Guide for New Teachers
- 2018-01-21[PDF] Seed Starting-The First Step to Gardening
- 2018-01-13[PDF] Proceedings of the First Southern African Geotechnical Conference
- 2018-01-13[PDF] UFOs of the First World War: Phantom Airships, Balloons, Aircraft and Other Mysterious Aerial Phenomena
- 2018-01-12[PDF] Duel Between the First Ironclads
- 2018-01-07[PDF] Women of the First Nations: Power, Wisdom, and Strength (Manitoba Studies in Native History, 9)
- 2018-01-05[PDF] Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years
- Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
- Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.