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Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood


In late nineteenth-century Boston, battles over black party loyalty were fights over the place of African Americans in the post–Civil War nation. In his fresh in-depth study of black partisanship and politics, Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood demonstrates that party politics became the terrain upon which black Bostonians tested the promise of equality in America’s democracy. Most African Americans remained loyal Republicans, but Race Over Party highlights the actions and aspirations of a cadre of those who argued that the GOP took black votes for granted and offered little meaningful reward for ... More

Keywords: Nineteenth-Century, African Americans, Boston, Post-Civil War, Votes, Party, Independents, Partisan Politics, White Supremacy, Civil Rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469640419
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood, author