The price of the ticket [electronic resource] : Barack Obama and the rise and decline of Black politics / Fredrick C. Harris.

Author
Harris, Fredrick C. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Description
1 online resource (229 p.)

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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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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Clash of ideas
  • Chicago, political capital of Black America
  • Entering the promise land
  • Respectability as public philosophy
  • Wink, nod, vote
  • Price of the ticket.
ISBN
  • 0-19-991070-7
  • 0-19-025248-0
  • 1-280-59568-X
  • 9786613625519
  • 0-19-987644-4
OCLC
793996700
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