Troublesome Presence: Democracy and Black Americans

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Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1993 - Social Science - 358 pages

Ginzberg and Eichner, in an innovative interpretation of basic political conflict in the American experience, reveal how democracy evolved without making a place for African Americans. The volume emphasizes the national, rather than regional, character of racial prejudice.

 

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Contents

America and the Negro
1
Colonist and Slave
11
The Founding Fathers
32
The Great Silence
66
The Agony of Lincoln
96
Victory Without Commitment
129
In Search of a Permanent Majority
163
The Reconstructed South
199
The Mind of the North
232
The War for Democracy
265
The New Federalism
290
From Freedom to Equality
314
The Promise Still Delayed 1993
338
Sources and Reading List
357
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