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Rogers, Joel Augustus, 1880-1966; The Pursuit of Excellence: Education and the Future of America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.246 Author/Creator: Rogers, Joel Augustus, 1880-1966; Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1958 Pagination: 48 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "Five Negro Presidents," dated 1958 written by J.A. Rogers. Details the history of race and interracial relations during the 18th to 19th century as well as the practice of racial whitening. Argues that a handful of high profiled politicians could have been descendants of interracial parenting such as Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Hannibal Hamlin, Warren G. Harding, and Alexander Hamilton.

Background Information: Printed as part of the Special Studies Project Report V, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, America At Mid-Century Series

People: Rogers, Joel Augustus, 1880-1966
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923
Miller, Sally, fl. 1841
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American AuthorAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansWritersPresidentPoliticians

Sub Era: The Fifties

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