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text The senator and the socialite : the true story of America's first Black dynasty

Summary

Follows the lives and fortunes of the Bruce family, from Blanche Kelso Bruce, who was born a slave in 1841 and became the first black person to serve a full term in the Senate, to the scandal that sent his grandson to prison.

Contents
1875: A senator is sworn in and a dynasty begins -- 1841-1861: Blanche Bruce's slave family in Virginia and Missouri -- 1841-1860: The free aristocratic family of Josephine Wilson -- 1862-1870: Bruce finds Kansas freedom, Ohio education, and Missi... Read more
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xxiv, 455 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Publisher
HarperCollins 2006

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TADL-WOOD LP 920 GRA in Large Print Available

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