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The Resource 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

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

Label
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007
Title
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
328.73092/396073
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E185.96
  • JK1030
LC item number
  • .B526 2008
  • .B575 2008x
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
E185.96
NAL item number
.B526 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
House document
Series volume
108-224
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American legislators
  • United States
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Dedication sheet inserted
  • Shipping list no.: 2009-0004-S
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocn213080674
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 803 p.
Isbn
9780160801945
Lccn
2008010047
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Stock number
052-070-07519-8
System control number
(OCoLC)213080674
Label
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
Note
  • Dedication sheet inserted
  • Shipping list no.: 2009-0004-S
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocn213080674
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 803 p.
Isbn
9780160801945
Lccn
2008010047
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Stock number
052-070-07519-8
System control number
(OCoLC)213080674

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