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Black Legislators in Louisiana during Reconstruction
by Charles Vincent
Southern Illinois University Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8581-2 | Paper: 978-0-8093-2969-4
Library of Congress Classification E185.93.L6V56 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 328.763092396073

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
When originally published, Charles Vincent's scholarship shed new light on the achievements of black legislators in the state legislatures in post-Civil War Louisiana-a state where black people were a majority in the state population but a minority in the legislature. 

Now updated with a new preface, this volume endures as an important work that illustrates the strength of minorities in state government during Reconstruction. It focuses on the achievements of the black representatives and senators in the Louisiana legislature who, through tireless fighting, were able to push forward many progressive reforms, such as universal public education, and social programs for the less fortunate. 
 
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