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The Resource Lincoln's lost legacy : the Republican Party and the African American vote, 1928-1952, Simon Topping

Lincoln's lost legacy : the Republican Party and the African American vote, 1928-1952, Simon Topping

Label
Lincoln's lost legacy : the Republican Party and the African American vote, 1928-1952
Title
Lincoln's lost legacy
Title remainder
the Republican Party and the African American vote, 1928-1952
Statement of responsibility
Simon Topping
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Twenty-first-century Americans often forget that for the seventy-five years following the Civil War, African Americans were fiercely loyal to the Republican Party. The few blacks actually able to exercise their franchise automatically voted for the party of Abraham Lincoln and emancipation. During the 1930s and 1940s, many black voters left the Grand Old Party and joined ranks with the Democratic Party, The resulting political realignment had numerous and far-reaching impacts, including the 1948 election of Harry Truman." "This important study examines how the Republican Party lost black voters, what the party did to try to win them back or retain them, and why these efforts failed. In the course of this examination, Simon Topping fills a gap in the historiography of the Republican Party, American elections, and the early civil rights movement and gives a needed context on the current estrangement of black voters and the GOP." "Lincoln's Lost Legacy is a finely detailed look at the making of politics and policy that investigates the evolving relationships between African Americans and political parties, ultimately revealing how political leaders' decisions or indifference can carry enormous repercussions for the rest of society for many years into the future."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Topping, Simon David
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.T67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • African Americans
  • Voting
  • Party affiliation
  • Presidents
Label
Lincoln's lost legacy : the Republican Party and the African American vote, 1928-1952, Simon Topping
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-290) 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
Control code
185021479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780813032283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)185021479
Label
Lincoln's lost legacy : the Republican Party and the African American vote, 1928-1952, Simon Topping
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-290) 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
Control code
185021479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780813032283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007050372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)185021479

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