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Author Pitre, Merline, 1943- author

Title Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares : Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898 / Merline Pitre
Edition Revised edition
Published College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2016]
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Contents Foreword / by W. Marvin Dulaney -- Preface to the new edition -- Introduction -- The toils -- The making of biographical profiles -- The Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869 -- The Reconstruction legislature -- Blacks at the crossroad 1872-1875 -- The post-Reconstruction legislatures -- The snares -- White over black in party conventions -- A thorn in the side -- Miscalculation or manipulation -- Fusion or fission -- The danger -- Methods of removal -- Rejection, reduction, retrenchment -- The personalities -- Neither all good nor all bad -- A preview -- Matthew Gaines: the militant -- George T. Ruby: the party loyalist -- Richard Allen: the opportunist -- Robert Lloyd Smith: the accommodationist -- Norris Wright Cuney: the climber of sorts -- Postscript -- Appendix A: Roster of black legislators of Texas -- Appendix B: Roster of black legislators' committee assignments -- Appendix C: Black legislators who were delegates at Republican national conventions -- Appendix D: Summary of background of Texas black politicians, 1868-1890 -- Appendix E: Twentieth century black legislators -- Appendix G: A thirty year comparison of the 19th and 20th century legislators -- Appendix H: Correspondence of a black lawmaker
Notes Subtitle in previous editions varies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Originally published 1st ed. Austin, Tex. : Eakin Press, 1985
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Subject African American leadership -- Texas
African American politicians -- Texas -- Biography
African Americans -- Texas -- Politics and government
African American leadership.
African American politicians.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Race relations.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
Texas -- Race relations
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016007617
ISBN 1623494834