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James Milton Turner and the Promise of America

The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader

Häftad,  Engelska, 2020-12-30
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James Milton Turner, Missouri's most prominent nineteenth-century African American political figure, possessed a deep faith in America. The Civil War, he believed, had purged the land of its sins and allowed the country to realize what had always been its promise: the creation of a social and political environment in which merit, not race, mattered. Born a slave, Turner gained freedom when he was a child and received his education in clandestine St. Louis schools, later briefly attending Oberlin College. A self-taught lawyer, Turner earned a statewide reputation and wielded power far out of proportion to Missouri's relatively small black population. After working nearly a decade in Liberia, Turner never regained the prominence he had enjoyed during Reconstruction.
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"Kremer was diligent and discerning in his research, and his story is a credible one nicely crafted."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Kremer has managed to produce an insightful and provocative account of a post-Civil War black leader who, despite the political influence he wielded during the nation's most controversial period, never fully benefited from the promise of equality."--Journal of American History "Despite the fact that James Milton Turner left no personal papers, Kremer does a credible job in describing the public life of this significant leader in post-Civil War Missouri, and in doing so adds to the growing literature on African American political leadership in the late 19th century."--Choice

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Gary R. Kremer is Executive Director of The State Historical Society of Missouri. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including James Milton Turner and the Promise of America: The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader; Missouri's Black Heritage, Revised Edition; and George Washington Carver: In His Own Words (all University of Missouri Press). He lives in Jefferson City, Missouri.