Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941 / Edition 3

Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941 / Edition 3

by Steven F. Lawson
     
 

This third edition includes new material on the Clinton Administration, the controversial 2000 and 2004 presidential elections and what they revealed about new methods of black disfranchisement, and the disaster that Hurricane Katrina wrought on New Orleans and the lessons it taught about the persistence of race and class discrimination in the United States. A

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Overview

This third edition includes new material on the Clinton Administration, the controversial 2000 and 2004 presidential elections and what they revealed about new methods of black disfranchisement, and the disaster that Hurricane Katrina wrought on New Orleans and the lessons it taught about the persistence of race and class discrimination in the United States. A final chapter describes the rise to power of Barack Obama and the achievement of black political legitimacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405171267
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Edition description:
New
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. World War II and the Origins of the Freedom Struggle.

2. Ballots, Boycotts, and the Building of a National Agenda.

3. Surging Protest, Shifting Politics.

4. Reenfranchisement and Racial Consciousness.

5. The New Black Politicians: From Protest to Empowerment.

6. Progress and Poverty: Politics in a Conservative Era.

7. In Search of Legitimacy.

8. Hope and Despair: the 1990s.

9. Still Running for Freedom.

Bibliographical Essay.

Index

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