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Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform AmericaFrom the Civil War to the U.S. Senate$
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Gordon B. McKinney

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813140872

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.001.0001

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Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America

Gordon B. McKinney

University Press of Kentucky

Henry W. Blair was elected to two terms in the United States House of Representatives in the 1870s. He became closely identified with legislation establishing the principle of federal aid to education and nationwide prohibition of alcohol. He used his growing popularity with the voters to secure election to the United States Senate.

Keywords:   Civil Rights Act of 1875, William E. Chandler, Federal Aid to Education, Prohibition, James G. Blaine, Edward H. Rollins, Tariff

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