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The Resource Degrees of freedom : the origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912, William D. Green

Degrees of freedom : the origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912, William D. Green

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Degrees of freedom : the origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912
Title
Degrees of freedom
Title remainder
the origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912
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William D. Green
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He had just given a rousing speech to a crammed assembly in St. Paul, but Frederick Douglass, confidant to the Great Emancipator himself and conscience of the Republican Party, was denied a hotel room because he was black. This was Minnesota in 1873, four years after the state had approved black suffrage--a state where "freedom" meant being unshackled from chains but not social restrictions, where "equality" meant access to the ballot but not to a hotel or restaurant downtown. Spanning the half century after the Civil War, Degrees of Freedom draws a rare picture of black experience in a northern state of this period and of the nature of black discontent and action within a predominantly white, ostensibly progressive society. William D. Green brings to light a full cast of little-known historical characters among the black men and women who moved to Minnesota following the Fifteenth Amendment; worked as farmhands and laborers; built communities (such as Pig's Eye Landing, later renamed St. Paul), businesses, and a newspaper (the Western Appeal); and embodied the slow but inexorable advancement of race relations in the state over time. Within this absorbing, often surprising, narrative we meet "ordinary" citizens, like former slave and early settler Jim Thompson and black barbers catering to a white clientele, but also outsize figures of national stature, such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. Du Bois, all of whom championed civil rights in Minnesota. And we see how, in a state where racial prejudice and oppression wore a liberal mask, black settlers and entrepreneurs, politicians, and activists maneuvered within a restricted political arena to bring about real and lasting change
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1950-
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Green, William D.
Dewey number
323.1196/0730776
Index
index present
LC call number
F615.N4
LC item number
G74 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Minnesota
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Race relations
  • Minnesota
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Degrees of freedom : the origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912, William D. Green
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The barbers -- When America came to St. Paul -- Maurice Jernigan takes a stand -- On becoming a good Republican -- The sons of freedom -- Part II. The entrepreneurs -- Mr. Douglass and the civilizable characteristics of the colored race -- Senate Bill No. 181 -- A certain class of citizens -- Professor Washington, leader of the race -- The renaissance of the cakewalk -- Part III. The radicals -- Wheaton and McGhee: a tale of two leaders -- The election of J. Frank Wheaton -- A call to action -- A defining moment for McGhee -- After St. Paul, Niagara -- The legacy -- Epilogue: time for a different tone of advocacy
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907676490
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781452944425
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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22573/ctt14g6wqp
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)907676490
Label
Degrees of freedom : the origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912, William D. Green
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The barbers -- When America came to St. Paul -- Maurice Jernigan takes a stand -- On becoming a good Republican -- The sons of freedom -- Part II. The entrepreneurs -- Mr. Douglass and the civilizable characteristics of the colored race -- Senate Bill No. 181 -- A certain class of citizens -- Professor Washington, leader of the race -- The renaissance of the cakewalk -- Part III. The radicals -- Wheaton and McGhee: a tale of two leaders -- The election of J. Frank Wheaton -- A call to action -- A defining moment for McGhee -- After St. Paul, Niagara -- The legacy -- Epilogue: time for a different tone of advocacy
Control code
907676490
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944425
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14g6wqp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907676490

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