List of Figures and Tables vii Acknowledgments ix
PART ONE: Obama?s Inheritance
CHAPTER 1 That They May All Be One America as a House Divided 3
PART TWO: The Making and Unmaking of Racial Hierarchies
CHAPTER 2 "That is the last speech he will ever make"
The Antebellum Racial Alliances 35
CHAPTER 3 "We of the North were thoroughly wrong"
How Racial Alliances Mobilized Ideas and Law 62
PART THREE: The Trajectory of Racial Alliances
CHAPTER 4 "This backdrop of entrenched inequality"
Affirmative Action in Work 93
CHAPTER 5 To "affi rmatively further fair housing"
Enduring Racial Inequalities in American Homes and Mortgages 137
CHAPTER 6 "To Elect One of Their Own"
Racial Alliances and Majority-Minority Districts 168
CHAPTER 7 "Our goal is to have one classification-American"
Vouchers for Schools and the Multiracial Census 192
CHAPTER 8 "We can take the people out of the slums, but we cannot take the slums out of the people"
How Today?s Racial Alliances Shape Laws on Crime and Immigration 215
PART FOUR: America?s Inheritance
CHAPTER 9 Prospects of the House Divided 253