The Senator and the Socialite

The Senator and the Socialite

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This is the true story of America's first black dynasty. The years after the Civil War represented an astonishing moment of opportunity for African-Americans. The rush to build a racially democratic society from the ruins of slavery is never more evident than in the personal history of Blanche Kelso Bruce and his heirs.

Born a slave in 1841, Bruce became a local Mississippi sheriff, developed a growing Republican power base, amassed a real-estate fortune, and became… (more)


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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 512 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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