The Great Question for the People! Essays on the Elective Franchise or, Who has the Right to Vote?
A Texas Unionist proclaims the Equality of All Men under American government
History of the political right of suffrage and with a discussion on African Americans, as citizens and as voters, in ante-bellum United States.
Hancock covers the Dred Scott decision, the constitutional rights of free men—including African Americans—to vote in the early republic, South Carolina’s attempt to introduce the word “White” into the fourth Article of Confederation on citizenship, and the valor of African Americans fighting in the U.S. military.
Author John Hancock was a Texas attorney, judge, legislator and U.S. Congressman who opposed Texas’ secession from the Union.
Description: The Great Question for the People! Essays on the Elective Franchise or, Who has the Right to Vote?
Philadelphia: Merrihew & Son, Printers, 1866. 40, [4 (ads)]pp. 8¾ x 5¾ inches. Second edition. Printed wrappers; small stamp at top of front wrap, spine expertly reinforced with tissue; very good.
Afro-Americana 4558. Sabin 30186. Not in Blockson Catalogue or Work. Note. 1. See HOTO.