The First Black Governor: Pinkney Benton Stewart Pinchback

The First Black Governor: Pinkney Benton Stewart Pinchback

by James S. Haskins
     
 

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Son of an aristocratic white plantation owner and a mulatto slave, P. B. S. Pinchback, the first black governor of Louisiana, was a natural swashbuckler, whose free-wheeling gambling and love life entangled him in several gunfights, six formal duels, and torrid romances. Despite the unwritten social laws of the South, which prevented most blacks from rising above… See more details below

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Son of an aristocratic white plantation owner and a mulatto slave, P. B. S. Pinchback, the first black governor of Louisiana, was a natural swashbuckler, whose free-wheeling gambling and love life entangled him in several gunfights, six formal duels, and torrid romances. Despite the unwritten social laws of the South, which prevented most blacks from rising above menial positions, Pinchback's accomplishments were wide ranging, long lasting and extraordinary.

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ISBN-13:
9780865433441
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
1st Africa World Press Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.97(d)

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