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- 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
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About the Author
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION
PART I: FORMER BLACK MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Chapter I: "The Fifteenth Amendment in Flesh and Blood": The Symbolic Generation of Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1887
Chapter II: "The Negroes' Temporary Farewell": Jim Crow and the Exclusion of African Americans from Congress, 1887-1929.
Chapter III: Keeping the Faith: African Americans Return to Congress, 1929-1970
Chapter IV: Permanent Interests: The Expansion, Organization, and Rising Influence of African Americans in Congress, 1971-2007
PART II: CURRENT BLACK MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Appendix A: First-Term Black-American Members of the 110th Congress
Appendix B: Black-American Representatives and Senators by Congress, 1870-2007
Appendix C: Black-American Representatives and Senators by State and Territory.
Appendix D: Black-American Members' Committee Assignments (Standing, Joint, Select)
in the U.S. House and Senate, 1870-2007
Appendix E: Black Americans Who Have Chaired Congressional Committees, 1877-2007.
Appendix F: Black-American Chairs of Subcommittees of Standing Committees
in the U.S. House and Senate, 1885-2007
Appendix G: Black Americans in Party Leadership Positions, 1977-2007.
Appendix H: Black-American Familial Connections in Congress.
Appendix I: Congressional Black Caucus Chairmen and Chairwomen, 1971-2007
Appendix J: Constitutional Amendments and Major Civil Rights Acts of Congress
Referenced in the Text
Audience for Book:
- University/college/academic libraries with specialties in political science, African-American studies, political history, and general
- Research center libraries
- Public libraries
- National and independent bookstores as well as college bookstore outlets with trade book sections in the political science/history area
- Bookstore wholesalers and ID wholesalers
- General public