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From slave to state legislator John W.E. Thomas, Illinois" first African American lawmaker by David A. Joens

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • African American legislators,
  • Race relations,
  • Legislators,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid A. Joens
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF546.T45 J64 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24848189M
ISBN 10080933058X, 0809330601
ISBN 109780809330584, 9780809330607
LC Control Number2011017313

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