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The Resource Racial realignment : the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965, Eric Schickler

Racial realignment : the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965, Eric Schickler

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Racial realignment : the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965
Title
Racial realignment
Title remainder
the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965
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Eric Schickler
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Language
eng
Summary
"Few transformations in American politics have been as important as the integration of African Americans into the Democratic Party and the Republican embrace of racial policy conservatism. The story of this partisan realignment on race is often told as one in which political elites--such as Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater--set in motion a dramatic and sudden reshuffling of party positioning on racial issues during the 1960s. Racial Realignment instead argues that top party leaders were actually among the last to move, and that their choices were dictated by changes that had already occurred beneath them. Drawing upon rich data sources and original historical research, Eric Schickler shows that the two parties' transformation on civil rights took place gradually over decades.Schickler reveals that Democratic partisanship, economic liberalism, and support for civil rights had crystallized in public opinion, state parties, and Congress by the mid-1940s. This trend was propelled forward by the incorporation of African Americans and the pro-civil-rights Congress of Industrial Organizations into the Democratic coalition. Meanwhile, Republican partisanship became aligned with economic and racial conservatism. Scrambling to maintain existing power bases, national party elites refused to acknowledge these changes for as long as they could, but the civil rights movement finally forced them to choose where their respective parties would stand. Presenting original ideas about political change, Racial Realignment sheds new light on twentieth and twenty-first century racial politics"--
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1969-
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Schickler, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics
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  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Liberalism
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Racial realignment : the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965, Eric Schickler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Transforming American liberalism. Race : the early new deal's blind spot -- Transforming liberalism, 1933-1940 -- Liberalism transformed : the early civil rights movement and the "lliberal lobby" -- Realignment from below : voters and midlevel party actors. Civil rights and new deal liberalism in the mass public -- The African American reallignment and new deal liberalism -- State parties and the civil rights realignment -- Beyond the roll call : the congressional realignment -- The national parties respond. Facing a changing party : democratic elites and civil rights -- Lincoln's party no more : the transformation of the GOP
Control code
FIEb1786284x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780691153889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945797449
Label
Racial realignment : the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965, Eric Schickler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Transforming American liberalism. Race : the early new deal's blind spot -- Transforming liberalism, 1933-1940 -- Liberalism transformed : the early civil rights movement and the "lliberal lobby" -- Realignment from below : voters and midlevel party actors. Civil rights and new deal liberalism in the mass public -- The African American reallignment and new deal liberalism -- State parties and the civil rights realignment -- Beyond the roll call : the congressional realignment -- The national parties respond. Facing a changing party : democratic elites and civil rights -- Lincoln's party no more : the transformation of the GOP
Control code
FIEb1786284x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780691153889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945797449

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