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A house built by slaves : African American visitors to the Lincoln White House

Summary: "Jonathan White illuminates why Lincoln's then-unprecedented welcome of African Americans to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States. Drawing from an array of primary sources, White reveals how the Great Emancipator used the White House as the stage to empower Black voices in our country's most divisive era"--

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  • ISBN: 9781538161807 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 153816180X (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    xxii, 251 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "A continual torment to me" -- Interlude 1: The office -- "The political wonders of the year" -- "A spectacle, as humiliating as it was extraordinary" -- "The Lord has work for me here" -- Interlude 2: Foreign diplomats -- "The promise being made, must be kept" -- "I felt big there" -- "Without molestation or insult" -- Interlude 3: The ballot -- "To keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom" -- "The object is a worthy one" -- "A testimonial of her appreciation" -- Interlude 4: City point -- "Douglass, I hate slavery as much as you do" -- "In the presence of a friend" -- "All the people ...are invited" -- Interlude 5: The house chamber -- "I've come to propose something to you" -- "A sacred effort" -- "She is my equal, and the equal of all others" -- Interlude 6: Richmond -- "The great guiding hand that now lay paralyzed in death".
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Relations with African Americans
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Views on slavery
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Political and social views
White House (Washington, D.C.) History 19th century
Hospitality Washington (D.C.) History 19th century
African Americans Colonization Africa
African Americans Social conditions 19th century
United States Race relations Political aspects
Washington (D.C.) History Civil War, 1861-1865
Genre: Informational works.

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