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The Resource The loneliness of the Black Republican : pragmatic politics and the pursuit of power, Leah Wright Rigueur

The loneliness of the Black Republican : pragmatic politics and the pursuit of power, Leah Wright Rigueur

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The loneliness of the Black Republican : pragmatic politics and the pursuit of power
Title
The loneliness of the Black Republican
Title remainder
pragmatic politics and the pursuit of power
Statement of responsibility
Leah Wright Rigueur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of Black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan's presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative economic and civil rights movement--even as the Republican Party appeared increasingly hostile to that very idea. Black party members attempted to influence the direction of conservatism--not to destroy it, but rather to expand the ideology to include Black needs and interests. As racial minorities in their political party and as political minorities within their community, Black Republicans occupied an irreconcilable position--they were shunned by African American communities and subordinated by the GOP. In response, black Republicans vocally, and at times viciously, critiqued members of their race and party, in an effort to shape the attitudes and public images of black citizens and the GOP. And yet, there was also a measure of irony to Black Republicans' 'loneliness': at various points, factions of the Republican Party, such as the Nixon administration, instituted some of the policies and programs offered by black party members. What's more, black Republican initiatives, such as the fair housing legislation of senator Edward Brooke, sometimes garnered support from outside the Republican Party, especially among the black press, Democratic officials, and constituents of all races. Moving beyond traditional liberalism and conservatism, Black Republicans sought to address African American racial experiences in a distinctly Republican way.The Loneliness of the Black Republican provides a new understanding of the interaction between African Americans and the Republican Party, and the seemingly incongruous intersection of civil rights and American conservatism"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1981-
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Wright Rigueur, Leah
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W795 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American politicians
  • African American political activists
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Conservatism
  • Politics, Practical
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The loneliness of the Black Republican : pragmatic politics and the pursuit of power, Leah Wright Rigueur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Paradox of the Black Republican -- Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds -- A Thorn in the Flesh of the GOP -- The Challenge of Change -- Richard Nixon's Black Cabinet -- Exorcising the Ghost of Richard Nixon -- More Shadow Than Substance -- The Time of the Black Elephant -- Conclusion: No Room at the Inn
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 397 pages
Isbn
9780691159010
Lccn
2014013056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn885312862
  • 1439443
  • (OCoLC)885312862
Label
The loneliness of the Black Republican : pragmatic politics and the pursuit of power, Leah Wright Rigueur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Paradox of the Black Republican -- Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds -- A Thorn in the Flesh of the GOP -- The Challenge of Change -- Richard Nixon's Black Cabinet -- Exorcising the Ghost of Richard Nixon -- More Shadow Than Substance -- The Time of the Black Elephant -- Conclusion: No Room at the Inn
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 397 pages
Isbn
9780691159010
Lccn
2014013056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn885312862
  • 1439443
  • (OCoLC)885312862

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