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The Resource From slave to state legislator : John W.E. Thomas, Illinois' first African American lawmaker, David A. Joens

From slave to state legislator : John W.E. Thomas, Illinois' first African American lawmaker, David A. Joens

Label
From slave to state legislator : John W.E. Thomas, Illinois' first African American lawmaker
Title
From slave to state legislator
Title remainder
John W.E. Thomas, Illinois' first African American lawmaker
Statement of responsibility
David A. Joens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the first African American elected to the Illinois general assembly, John W.E. Thomas was the recognized leader of the state's African American community for nearly twenty years and laid the groundwork for the success of future black leaders in Chicago politics. Despite his key role in the passage of Illinois' first civil rights act and his commitment to improving his community against steep personal and political barriers, Thomas's life and career have been long forgotten by historians and the public alike. This fascinating full-length biography-the first to address the ful
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joens, David A.
Dewey number
328.73/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F546.T45
LC item number
J64 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, John W. E.
  • African American legislators
  • Legislators
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Thomas, John W. E.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American legislators
  • Legislators
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Illinois
Label
From slave to state legislator : John W.E. Thomas, Illinois' first African American lawmaker, David A. Joens
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-246) 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
Introduction: "A representative of its colored citizens" -- "Let us come out like men": the historic election of 1876 -- "An able, attentive, and sensible representative": the first term and a failed reelection bid -- "Justly entitled to representation": the long road back to the legislature -- "Advising moderation in all things": the 1883 legislative session and colored convention -- "We are here as citizens": reelection, the Civil Rights Bill, and another colored convention -- "By no means an unimportant position": election to the office of South Town clerk in 1887 -- "You ought not insult the colored people!" a final bid for the state legislature -- "Forget personal grievances": uniting the community as elder statesman -- Conclusion: "leader of the colored race is dead."
Control code
784953409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages, [18] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780809330607
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613674265
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
367426
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784953409
Label
From slave to state legislator : John W.E. Thomas, Illinois' first African American lawmaker, David A. Joens
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-246) 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
Introduction: "A representative of its colored citizens" -- "Let us come out like men": the historic election of 1876 -- "An able, attentive, and sensible representative": the first term and a failed reelection bid -- "Justly entitled to representation": the long road back to the legislature -- "Advising moderation in all things": the 1883 legislative session and colored convention -- "We are here as citizens": reelection, the Civil Rights Bill, and another colored convention -- "By no means an unimportant position": election to the office of South Town clerk in 1887 -- "You ought not insult the colored people!" a final bid for the state legislature -- "Forget personal grievances": uniting the community as elder statesman -- Conclusion: "leader of the colored race is dead."
Control code
784953409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 256 pages, [18] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780809330607
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613674265
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
367426
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784953409

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