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Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Gordon B. McKinney

Abstract

Henry W. Blair served successful terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate. He was then elected to Congress where he served two terms. In all of these races, he proved to be an effective campaigner and a supporter of reform legislation. In 1879, Blair was elected to the United States Senate. He quickly became chairman of the Education and Labor Committee. In this position, he sponsored a number of reform initiatives. Among them were greater recognition of organized labor, greater legal and political rights for women, and Prohibition. His most widely recognized contribution ... More

Keywords: Henry W. Blair, Civil War, Republican Party, Prohibition, Blair Education Bill, Women's Rights, African American civil rights, China, Protestant Christianity, White Mountains

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813140872
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon B. McKinney, author