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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 research, Kate Masur offers 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 largely praised examine explores how matters approximately private and non-private house, civilization, and dependency knowledgeable the period's debate over rights and citizenship.

"Masur's dependent, nuanced learn . . . is either an exceptional social and political historical past 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 extensively ramifying learn of post-emancipation struggles over equality in Washington, D.C. . . . [is] robust indeed."--American old Review

"[A] deeply researched, superbly written narrative. . . . A must-read e-book, not just for these drawn to the emancipation and Reconstruction yet for somebody drawn to the lengthy, advanced, and contentious tale of equality within the United States."--Civil conflict History

"In all, Masur units a brand new normal 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 stable starting place 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 renowned struggles, whereas attending to the guts of thorny questions on equivalent rights in the course of a tumultuous time our nation's history."--Journal

"[Masur's] ebook highlights how the District's direct courting with a Republican-dominated Congress will help us examine 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] conscientiously reconstructs the interaction among nationwide and native forces, among the final and the explicit. . . . A compelling paintings that may function a version for s

"A research useful of the topic. Deeply researched and compellingly argued, Masur's booklet presents new perception. "--Journal of the Civil warfare Era

"I hugely suggest this e-book simply because Masur presents us a perfectly well-documented and engaging background of [Washington D.C.] with classes for today….An very important book….[and] a profitable person who will optimistically evoke public debate and i

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With Republicans in power, Congress that spring passed legislation instructing the governments of Washington and Georgetown to use the school taxes paid by African Americans to fund “a system of primary schools” for black children in the two cities. On witnessing local politicians’ adamant opposition to this modest beginning for black public schools, Congress quickly passed an additional law that placed the black schools under a Board of Trustees of Colored Schools, whose members would be appointed by the secretary of the interior.

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. Local police and the federal marshal for the District of Columbia, Ward Lamon, imprisoned scores of fugitive men, women, and children.

The capital’s black churches had been at the center of antebellum community life, and they continued to anchor black public life during and after the war. Churches were accustomed to raising money and providing for needy people. In wartime, church organizations extended these missions, mobilizing to feed, clothe, and shelter freedpeople. 47 Yet the war and the new migrants themselves also challenged black Washingtonians’ existing structures of organization and leadership. As a controversy over the fate of the Lincoln delegation demonstrates, black Washingtonians not only disagreed about emigration itself; they also argued over who had the authority to represent whom and what it meant for a small group of people to represent a much larger mass.

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