The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831 to 1965

The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831 to 1965

by Russell L. Riley
     
 

Focusing on the most explosive and enduring of equality movements--the struggle for social and economic parity by African Americans--Riley argues that the president's unwritten mandate as the designated protector of domestic social order is to suppress or moderate major social change. Only in extreme circumstances have presidents become advocates of serious reform.

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Overview

Focusing on the most explosive and enduring of equality movements--the struggle for social and economic parity by African Americans--Riley argues that the president's unwritten mandate as the designated protector of domestic social order is to suppress or moderate major social change. Only in extreme circumstances have presidents become advocates of serious reform.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231107235
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Series:
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One: Abolition Chapter 1. The Origins and Politics of AbolitionChapter 2. A Thirty Years "War'': The Presidency and the AbolitionistsChapter 3. The Making of a Great EmancipatorPart Two: Civil Rights Chapter 4. From Reconstruction to the Great Depression: Latency YearsChapter 5. The Rise of Black Political Power: Roosevelt and TrumanChapter 6. Race Returns to Center Stage: The Eisenhower YearsChapter 7. Emancipation Act II: Pressures and Conversion 1961--1965Chapter 8. The Presidency Leadership, and Racial Equality: An Overview

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