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Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares, originally published in 1985, was the first book to make an in-depth examination of the cadre of African American lawmakers in Texas after the Civil War. Those few books that addressed the subject at all treated black legislators en masse and offered little or nothing about their individual histories. They tended to present isolated events of the violence and political deterrents inflicted upon black voters but said very little about how these obstacles affected black lawmakers.

Author Merline Pitre has departed from this traditional method and relied upon the untapped original materials found on these black lawmakers. This third edition features a new preface and extended, updated appendixes, ensuring that this study will remain useful to political scientists, sociologists, and historians of Texas political history, Afro-American history, and revisionists of Reconstruction.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. About the Revised Edition
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Part One: The Toils: The Making of Biographical Profiles
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. 1. The Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 2. The Reconstruction Legislature
  2. pp. 18-36
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  1. 3. Blacks at the Crossroad 1872-1875
  2. pp. 37-54
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  1. 4. The Post-Reconstruction Legislatures
  2. pp. 55-88
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  1. Part Two: The Snares: White Over Black in Party Conventions
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. 5. A Thorn in the Side
  2. pp. 91-107
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  1. 6. Miscalculation or Manipulation
  2. pp. 108-126
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  1. 7. Fusion or Fission
  2. pp. 127-140
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  1. Part Three: The Danger: Methods of Removal
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. 8. Rejection, Reduction, Retrenchment
  2. pp. 143-166
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  1. Part Four: The Personalities: Neither All Good Nor All Bad
  2. p. 167
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  1. A Preview
  2. p. 168
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  1. 9. Matthew Gaines: The Militant
  2. pp. 169-187
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  1. 10. George T. Ruby: The Party Loyalist
  2. pp. 188-197
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  1. 11. Richard Allen: The Opportunist
  2. pp. 198-202
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  1. 12. Robert Lloyd Smith: The Accommodationist
  2. pp. 203-213
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  1. 13. Norris Wright Cuney: The Climber of Sorts
  2. pp. 214-224
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Appendix A: Roster of Black Legislators of Texas
  2. pp. 231-234
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  1. Appendix B: Roster of Black Legislators' Committee Assignments
  2. pp. 235-238
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  1. Appendix C: Black Legislators Who Were Delegates at Republican National Conventions
  2. p. 239
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  1. Appendix D: Summary of Background of Texas Black Politicians, 1868-1900
  2. pp. 240-244
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  1. Appendix E: Twentieth Century Black Legislators
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. Appendix F: Roster of Twentieth Century Black Legislators
  2. pp. 247-256
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  1. Appendix G: A Thirty Year Comparison of 19th and 20th Century Legislators
  2. p. 257
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  1. Appendix H: Correspondence of a Black Lawmaker
  2. pp. 258-260
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 261-289
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 290-299
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 300-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623494834
Related ISBN
9781623494827
MARC Record
OCLC
957312510
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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