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Claxton, James S. (fl. 1865) The African's right to citizenship.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06232.14 Author/Creator: Claxton, James S. (fl. 1865) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlets Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed by James S. Claxton. With original blue wrappers. Stitched as issued. Covers "The right of individuals of any race, subject to a well-defined limitation, to inhabit the country of their choice." and "The inconsistency of a Democracy which excludes them from citizenship for any other cause than their inability to exercise the privilege of the elective franchise with discretion."

People: Claxton, James S., fl. 1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Suffrage, African American History, Civil Rights, Reconstruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War