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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
Subject
Genre
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'
  • 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
  • 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."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weaver, John D.
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Willis, Dorsie W
  • Foraker, Joseph Benson
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Foraker, Joseph Benson
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Willis, Dorsie W
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • Riots
  • African American soldiers
  • Armed Forces
  • Race relations
  • Riots
  • Entlastung (Recht)
  • Soldat
  • Brownsville (Tex.)
  • United States
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Brownsville (Tex.)
  • Schwarze
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780890967485
Lccn
96029637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36059910
  • (OCoLC)ocm36059910
Label
The senator and the sharecropper's son : exoneration of the Brownsville soldiers, John D. Weaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780890967485
Lccn
96029637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36059910
  • (OCoLC)ocm36059910

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