The Negro in Congress, 1870-1901

By Samuel Denny Smith

The Negro in Congress, 1870-1901

Approx. 176 pp., 5.5 x 8.5

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4486-8
    Published: July 2018

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This is a survey of the careers of the twenty-two Afro-Americans who served in Congress during and immediately after reconstruction and an evaluation of their achievements. Smith has drawn a vivid account of the lives and influence of these black leaders. The campaigns and elections of these congressmen are individually detailed, and their stories previous to and following their terms in Congress are briefly sketched.

Originally published in 1940.

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