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The Price of the Ticket : Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

By: Harris, Fredrick.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012Description: 1 online resource (229 p.).ISBN: 9780199876440.Subject(s): African American political activists -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century | African Americans -- Politics and government -- 21st century | Obama, Barack -- Relations with African Americans | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Price of the Ticket : Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black PoliticsDDC classification: 320.08996073 | 323.1196 | 323.1196073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Clash of Ideas; 2 Chicago: The Political Capital of Black America; 3 Entering the Land of Milk and Honey; 4 Respectability as Public Philosophy; 5 Wink, Nod, Vote; 6 The Price of the Ticket; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely requires comment. Yet it contains an irony: he won a victory as an African American only by denying that he was the candidate of African Americans. Obama's very success, writes Fredrick Harris, exacted a heavy cost on black politics.In The Price of the Ticket, Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of black activism, showing how his election undermined the very movement that made it possible. The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, when b
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Clash of Ideas; 2 Chicago: The Political Capital of Black America; 3 Entering the Land of Milk and Honey; 4 Respectability as Public Philosophy; 5 Wink, Nod, Vote; 6 The Price of the Ticket; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely requires comment. Yet it contains an irony: he won a victory as an African American only by denying that he was the candidate of African Americans. Obama's very success, writes Fredrick Harris, exacted a heavy cost on black politics.In The Price of the Ticket, Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of black activism, showing how his election undermined the very movement that made it possible. The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, when b

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Columbia University political scientist Harris discusses Obama's presidency (and how he got there) in the context of black activism, moving from the civil rights movement to the present. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Fredrick C. Harris is Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. He is the triple award winner of the book Something Within: Religion in African-American Political Activism and the co-author of Countervailing Forces in African-American Civic Activism, 1973-1994, which received the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the 2007 Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association. He has been a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and is a 2012 recipient of the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award at Columbia University.

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