Freedom's Lawmakers

Freedom's Lawmakers

A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction

Book - 1996
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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 includes material on forty-five additional officials. In his Introduction, Foner analyzes and interprets the roles of the black American officeholders. Concise biographies, in alphabetical order, trace the life histories of these individuals - many previously unknown. This useful and informative volume also includes an index by state, by occupation, by office during Reconstruction, by birth status, and by topic.
Publisher: Baton Rouge :, Louisiana State University Press,, 1996
Edition: Revised edition, Louisiana paperback edition
ISBN: 9780807120828
0807120820
Call Number: 920.0092 F7326f 1996
Characteristics: xlv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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