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African Americans in political office

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African Americans in political office : from the Civil War to the White House

Linde, Barbara M.

New York : Lucent Press, 2018.

104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Discusses the history of African American people in American politics.

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Table of Contents

  • Forewordp. 4
  • Setting the Scene: A Timelinep. 6
  • Introduction: From Enslavement to the Presidencyp. 8
  • Chapter 1A New Political Life for African Americansp. 12
  • Chapter 2Political Power is Lost and Regainedp. 26
  • Chapter 3African Americans in Local Governmentp. 37
  • Chapter 4Black Politicians in States and Territoriesp. 47
  • Chapter 5The White House and Capitol Hillp. 60
  • Chapter 6High-Profile Appointmentsp. 73
  • Chapter 7Progress in Spite of Racismp. 85
  • Notesp. 90
  • For More Informationp. 96
  • Indexp. 98
  • Picture Creditsp. 103
  • About the Authorp. 104