United States senator and jurist. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material relating mostly to Doolittle's Senate career and touching on the issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Doolittle, James R. (james Rood) - Doolittle, James R.
Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and other papers chiefly concerning Doolittle's career as a U.S. senator and as a lawyer. Subjects include slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, resettlement of African Americans in Africa, and political reaction in the Midwest to Andrew Johnson's veto of congressional measures in 1866. Other subjects include Radicalism and the Republican Party, tariff issues, and bimetallism. Correspondence with U.S. Secretary of ...