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 conflict. during this panoramic research, 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 nearly meaningless. Bringing the query of equality to the vanguard of Reconstruction scholarship, this commonly praised examine explores how issues approximately private and non-private house, civilization, and dependency proficient the period's debate over rights and citizenship.

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