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Subject: Tourgee?
From: Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 08:59:40 -0500
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I am trying to track down some fairly eclectic information about Albion
Tourgee, author and attorney who argued the Plessy case before the Supreme
Court.  It is in the foggy recesses of my confused memory somewhere that he
was, like George Washington Cable, very much influenced in his views of
African Americans by his religious faith, or by some aspects of the
evangelical church and/or certain leaders.  However, I cannot locate these

Does anyone on the list happen to know anything about Tourgee's religious

PS--besides Sundquist in TO WAKE THE NATIONS, are there other articles or
books that link Twain with Tourgee??

Harold K. Bush
Saint Louis University