By Bruce L. Mouser,Henry Louis Gates
Scott helped construct the nationwide Negro Liberty celebration to ahead fiscal, political, and felony rights for his race. however the hustling that had introduced him company good fortune proved his undoing as a countrywide political determine. He used to be the NNLP's preliminary presidential nominee, merely to get replaced by means of a better-educated and extra socially appropriate candidate, George Edwin Taylor.
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A Black Gambler’s World of Liquor, Vice, and Presidential Politics: William Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839–1917 by Bruce L. Mouser,Henry Louis Gates