Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007

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Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007, is 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. The volume also features: Pictures--including rarely seen historical images--of each African American who has served in CongressBibliographies and references to manuscript collections for each MemberStatistical graphs and chartsIndexAmerican citizens may want to use this reference as a coffee table book while middle school students and above can use this reference for essays and term papers. All libraries should have this invaluable reference on their shelves for patron research for their American Government, History, and African Americans collections.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 803 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 43.18mm | 2,948.34g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0160836182
  • 9780160836183

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Library Journal 5/15/2009 issue -- Special Featured Article by Jim Church "Looking Back, Moving On: 2008 Best Notable Government Documents" "Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Committee on House Administration and the Office of History and Preservation of the U.S. House of Representatives.http: // 2008. 803p. illus. SuDoc # Y 1.1/2: SERIAL 14904. GPO Stock # 052-070-07519-8. $54. Written for a general sudience, these profiles of each of the 121 African American members of Congress outline their history and career. Divided into four time periods, contextual essays help explain the major events in congressional and U.S. history. With extensive appendixes, a comprehensible index, and statistical graphs and charts. "
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