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Author White, Jonathan W., 1979- author.

Title A house built by slaves : African American visitors to the Lincoln White House / Jonathan W. White.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  973.7092 WHI    DUE 03-27-23
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xxii, 251 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index.
Contents "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".
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Added Title African American visitors to the Lincoln White House
ISBN 9781538161807 (hardcover)
153816180X (hardcover)
Standard No. 40030981658

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