From the Virginia plantation to the national capitol; or, The first and only Negro representative in Congress from the Old Dominion. John Mercer Langston.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Langston, John Mercer (1829-1897) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Place: Hartford, Conn.
Publisher: American Publishing Company
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare B-Langston (Langston, J. M. From the Virginia plantation to the national capitol)
Physical Description
Extent: X, 534 p. illus., ports. 23 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11769966
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c3099e00-c624-012f-7368-58d385a7bc34
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