By Kate Masur
An instance for the entire Land finds Washington, D.C. as a laboratory for social coverage within the period of emancipation and the Civil battle. during this panoramic examine, Kate Masur presents a nuanced account of African Americans' grassroots activism, municipal politics, and the U.S. Congress. She tells the provocative tale of ways black men's correct to vote reworked neighborhood affairs, and the way, briefly order, urban reformers made that correct almost meaningless. Bringing the query of equality to the leading edge of Reconstruction scholarship, this greatly praised examine explores how matters approximately private and non-private area, civilization, and dependency trained the period's debate over rights and citizenship.
"Masur's based, nuanced learn . . . is either an excellent social and political heritage of the nation's capital in this the most important interval and an important contribution to the scholarship of race and Reconstruction. . . . wealthy, well-researched, and well-conceived. . . . a cosmopolitan and interesting therapy deserving of a large viewers. hugely recommended."--Choice
"Kate Masur's unique and largely ramifying research of post-emancipation struggles over equality in Washington, D.C. . . . [is] robust indeed."--American historic Review
"[A] deeply researched, superbly written narrative. . . . A must-read publication, not just for these attracted to the emancipation and Reconstruction yet for a person drawn to the lengthy, advanced, and contentious tale of equality within the United States."--Civil struggle History
"In all, Masur units a brand new usual in Reconstruction historiography. In a gorgeous success, she has unearthed a misplaced democratic legacy that used to be formerly unknown--and provided it poignantly and provocatively."--Journal of yank History
"A good beginning for a comparative evaluate of urban-based emancipation politics. . . . [This publication] illuminates how Washington, D.C., supplied very important precedents for either expansive and constrained perspectives of emancipation and the rights of black people."-
"[An] very good book"--Washington History
"An instance of the kind of very good scholarship that bridges the putative divide among elite judgements and well known struggles, whereas attending to the center of thorny questions about equivalent rights in the course of a tumultuous time our nation's history."--Journal
"[Masur's] e-book highlights how the District's direct courting with a Republican-dominated Congress might help us determine the intentions and the bounds of the GOP's dedication to racial equality."--Journal of the North Carolina organization of Historians
"Masur positions her paintings on the intersection of political and social background. . . [and] rigorously reconstructs the interaction among nationwide and native forces, among the overall and the categorical. . . . A compelling paintings that might function a version for s
"A research important of the topic. Deeply researched and compellingly argued, Masur's publication presents new perception. "--Journal of the Civil warfare Era
"I hugely suggest this e-book simply because Masur presents us a superbly well-documented and engaging background of [Washington D.C.] with classes for today….An vital book….[and] a worthwhile person who will with a bit of luck evoke public debate and i
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Rumors circulated that action would be taken against promoters of emigration to Haiti, and a group of young men gave “a severe beating” to Joseph E. Williams, the advocate of Central American emigration. ”67 Less than two weeks later, in this extremely fraught climate, James Mitchell appeared in Union Bethel Church to recruit a delegation of black men to meet with President Lincoln. After attendeess at the meeting reluctantly decided to send a delegation to the president, they chose as their representatives men who were likely to oppose Lincoln’s proposal.
S. 3. ” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, December 28, 1861, 88–89. Courtesy Library of Congress, cph 3c03911, cph 3c03912. would not come after them. Fugitives from Maryland faced an entirely different situation, however. Federal fugitive slave laws were still in effect, and Lincoln’s administration was committed to upholding them, not least out of determination to cultivate Unionism among that state’s slaveholders. In the winter of 1861–62, the question of what would become of Maryland fugitives drew increasing attention from both local and federal ofﬁcials.
16 Among those who established themselves as leading ﬁgures in the community was Cook’s son, John F. , who was one of the delegates to Abraham Lincoln and who would later become the ﬁrst African American elected to citywide ofﬁce. Born in 1833, Cook attended a school run by his father before moving on to New York’s Central College and Oberlin College in Ohio. 17 Cook became unusually successful in business and politics, but his life story was similar to those of other local black men and women, many of them born enslaved or just one generation away from slavery, who also managed to obtain a measure of formal education, develop marketable skills, and sometimes purchase property.