The Price of the Ticket : Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics
By: Harris, Fredrick.Material type: TextSeries: 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.
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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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