The Resource From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama : African American political success, 1966-2008, Dennis S. Nordin, (electronic resource/)

From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama : African American political success, 1966-2008, Dennis S. Nordin, (electronic resource/)

Label
From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama : African American political success, 1966-2008
Title
From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama
Title remainder
African American political success, 1966-2008
Statement of responsibility
Dennis S. Nordin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2008, American history was forever changed with the election of Barack Obama, the United States first African American president. However, Obama was far from the first African American to run for a public office or to face the complexities of race in a political campaign. For over a century, offices ranging from city mayor to state senator have been filled by African Americans, making race a factor in many elections. In From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama, Dennis S. Nordin navigates the history of biracial elections by examining the experiences of a variety of African American politicians from across the country, revealing how voters, both black and white, respond to the issue of race in an election. The idea to compare the African American political experience across several levels of office first occurred to Nordin as he was researching Arthur W. Mitchells 1934 congressional campaign. The question of white voter support was of particular significance, as was whether the continuation of that support depended upon his avoiding minority issues in office. To begin answering these questions and others, Nordin compares the experiences of eleven African American politicians. Taken from across the country to ensure a wide sample and accurate depiction of the subject, the case studies examined include Tom Bradley, mayor of Los Angeles; David Dinkins, mayor of New York; Freeman Bosley Jr., mayor of St. Louis; Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts; Senator Carol Moseley-Braun of Illinois; Governor L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia; and Representative J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma, among others. As Nordin analyzes these individuals and their contribution to the whole, he concludes that biracial elections in the United States have yet to progress beyond race. From Edward Brooke to Barack Obamainvestigates the implications of race in politics, a highly relevant topic in todays American society. It offers readers a chronological overview of the progress made over the last several decades as well as shows where there is room for growth in the political arena. By taking a pertinent topic for the era and placing it in the context of history, Nordin successfully chronicles the roles of race and race relations in American politics
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
324/.089
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.N67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama : African American political success, 1966-2008, Dennis S. Nordin, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=473804
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deracializing or racializing campaigns -- The DuBois-Washington debates in Congressional politics since 1928 -- Retaining white power with black mayors -- Defying all odds: African Americans winning statewide elections -- The political pinnacle: Barack Obamas presidential victory
Control code
ocn808382019
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2CAE07D3-DEAC-435B-9EF8-5994E3EE6C68
Label
From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama : African American political success, 1966-2008, Dennis S. Nordin, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=473804
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deracializing or racializing campaigns -- The DuBois-Washington debates in Congressional politics since 1928 -- Retaining white power with black mayors -- Defying all odds: African Americans winning statewide elections -- The political pinnacle: Barack Obamas presidential victory
Control code
ocn808382019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2CAE07D3-DEAC-435B-9EF8-5994E3EE6C68

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