Wright Rigueur, Leah.

The Loneliness of the Black Republican : Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (431 p.) - eBooks on Demand Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America . - Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America .

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; A Brief Note on Sources; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION: The Paradox of the Black Republican; 1. Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds; 2. A Thorn in the Flesh of the GOP; 3. The Challenge of Change; 4. Richard Nixon's Black Cabinet; 5. Exorcising the Ghost of Richard Nixon; 6. More Shadow than Substance; 7 . The Time of the Black Elephant; CONCLUSION: No Room at the Inn; Appendix; Notes; Index

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 inc

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African American political activists -- History -- 20th century.
African American politicians -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politics, Practical -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.


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