Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction download epub
by Eric Foner
Freedom's Lawmakers: A D. .has been added to your Cart. With 1,510 biographies, this book includes information on all major black officeholders at the national and state levels and a majority at the local level during Reconstruction
Freedom's Lawmakers: A D. With 1,510 biographies, this book includes information on all major black officeholders at the national and state levels and a majority at the local level during Reconstruction. The book begins with a lengthy essay with a statistical analysis of the compiled information. It dispels the myth that black lawmakers during Reconstruction were all illiterate and incapable of governing. Following is a three-page bibliography that lists books, articles, and documents that are cited in abbreviated form in the biographies. Entries are arranged alphabetically by name.
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Fate and Freedom in History: The Two Worlds of Eric Foner". The National Interest (69): 79–90.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8071-2082-8. Fate and Freedom in History: The Two Worlds of Eric Foner".
congressmen to local justices of the peace and constables.
Freedom's Lawmakers provides insights not only into Reconstruction, but into African-American history and . The book is a remarkable achievement
Freedom's Lawmakers provides insights not only into Reconstruction, but into African-American history and American political history as well. The book is a remarkable achievement. To produce it, Foner has used the work of a great many historians laboring in the field, but the volume also reflects his own familiarity with the primary sources. He has made especially productive use of the 1870 census.
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History, specializes in.A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln.
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America. He is one of only two persons to serve as President of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians. His latest book is Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. A Short History of Reconstruction. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877.
Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders During the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878. Montgomery: Richard Bailey Publishers, 1995.
With Freedom's Lawmakers, Eric Foner has assembled the first comprehensive directory of the over 1,500 African Americans who held political office in the South during the Reconstruction era. He has compiled an impressive amount of information about the antebellum status, occupations, property ownership, and military service of these officials -- who range from U.S. congressmen to local justices of the peace and constables. This revised paperback edition also contains new material on forty-five officials who were not included in the first edition.In his Introduction, Foner ably analyzes and interprets the roles of the black American officeholders. Concise biographies, in alphabetical order, trace the life histories of individuals -- many previously unknown -- who played important parts in the politics of the period. This useful and informative volume also includes an index by state, by occupation, by office during Reconstruction, by birth status, and by topic.