For the Freedom of Her Race

For the Freedom of Her Race

Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932

eBook - 2009
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Focusing on Chicago and downstate Illinois politics during the incredibly oppressive decades between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932--a period that is often described as the nadir of black life in America--Lisa Materson demonstrates the impact that migrating southern black women had on midwestern and national politics, first in the Republican Party and later in the Democratic Party. Materson shows that as African American women migrated beyond the reach of southern white supremacists, they became active voters, canvassers, suffragists, campa.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9781469605951
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 344 pages) : illustrations, map


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