Lucent Library of Black History: African Americans in Political Office: From the Civil War to the White House, 1st Edition

  • Barbara M. Linde
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560769
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560765
  • DDC: 323.1196
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Even before the abolition of slavery, African Americans held political office, although they have not had an easy time of it. This historical overview of black politicians in the United States enhances classroom learning by bringing to light little-known facts, supported by primary sources and a timeline of important events.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Setting The Scene: A Timeline.
2: Introduction: from Enslavement to The Presidency.
3: A New Political Life For African Americans.
4: Political Power is Lost and Regained.
5: African Americans in Local Government.
6: Black Politicians in States and Territories.
7: The White House and Capitol Hill.
8: High-Profile Appointments.
9: Progress in Spite of Racism.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.