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The senator and the sharecropper's son : exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers, John D. Weaver

Label
The senator and the sharecropper's son : exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers
Title
The senator and the sharecropper's son
Title remainder
exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers
Statement of responsibility
John D. Weaver
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A mysterious midnight shooting spree that began on a dirt road in Texas between Brownsville and Fort Brown on August 13, 1906, killed one civilian and shattered the lives of 167 black infantrymen who had been summarily discharged without honor by a stroke of President Theodore Roosevelt's pen. In The Senator and the Sharecropper's Son, John D. Weaver completes the task he began with his 1970 book The Brownsville Raid, which, two years later, led to the soldiers'
  • Theodore Roosevelt. Weaver's narrative explores these tangled lives against the background of "the color line," which W.E.B. Du Bois defined in 1903 as "the problem of the twentieth century."
  • Exoneration. Weaver now traces the intertwined lives of Ohio's Senator Joseph B. Foraker, who risked his political career in an eloquent defense of the soldiers, who "asked no favors because they are Negroes but only for justice because they are men"; of Dorsie Willis, the Mississippi sharecropper's son who emerged from obscurity as the black battalion's last survivor; and of the New York aristocrat who linked the fates of those two men - the flamboyant and popular
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.1/332
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.B88
LC item number
W43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The senator and the sharecropper's son : exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers, John D. Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
36059910
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780890967485
Lccn
96029637
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The senator and the sharecropper's son : exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers, John D. Weaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
36059910
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780890967485
Lccn
96029637
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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