Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (Paperback)

By Matthew Wasniewski (Editor), House (U S ) Office of History and Prese (Editor)

United States House of Representatives, 9780160836183, 803pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2009



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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 Congress
  • Bibliographies and references to manuscript collections for each Member
  • Statistical graphs and charts
  • Index
American 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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