Henry W. Blairs Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate Gordon B McKinney

ISBN: 9781283901727

Published: January 1st 2013

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Henry W. Blairs Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate  by  Gordon B McKinney

Henry W. Blairs Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate by Gordon B McKinney
January 1st 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 255 pages | ISBN: 9781283901727 | 10.61 Mb

In the years immediately following the Civil War, the nations leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing Americas need for enlightened leadership, RepublicanMoreIn the years immediately following the Civil War, the nations leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing Americas need for enlightened leadership, Republican senator Henry Blair (1834--1920) of New Hampshire embarked on an ambitious crusade to enact dramatic progressive changes.Henry W.

Blairs Campaign to Reform America follows Blairs remarkable political career. At the heart of his efforts was a push to improve the nations system of public education, but his reform programs addressed a wide range of issues, including legal rights, economic rights, womens suffrage, and racial equality. He consistently supported black voting rights, introduced an antilynching bill in 1894, and worked as a lobbyist with the NAACP at the age of eighty.In this long-overdue biography, Gordon B.

McKinney sheds light on the brilliant career of a man who maintained a strong commitment to reform, liberty, and equality through a formative period in the nations history. McKinney deftly demonstrates that, despite the social and economic challenges of the time, Senator Blair defended moral reform in a hostile climate and affirmed that the federal government had an important and active role to play in improving American society.



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