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Civil rights and wrongs : a memoir of race and politics, 1944-1996

Author: Harry S Ashmore
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Civil Rights and Wrongs is a powerful and important reappraisal of the American racial dilemma by a uniquely qualified observer and sometime participant who viewed it from the eye of the political storm that it spawned. In this revised and expanded edition, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor Harry S. Ashmore assesses the ideological impasse that limited Bill Clinton's effort to reinstate activist government in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry S Ashmore
ISBN: 1570031878 9781570031878
OCLC Number: 36133396
Description: xix, 495 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Roosevelt and the New Deal --
The upheaval of World War II --
Truman and the Dixiecrats --
The Republican ascendancy --
Eisenhower vs. the Supreme Court --
The Kennedys and King --
The Democratic ascendancy --
Johnson and the Great Society --
New coalitions for both parties --
Nixon and the Southern strategy --
Jerry, Jimmy, and Jesse --
Triumph of a great communicator --
The Reagan counterrevolution --
Polarization of the primaries --
The Democrats rise again --
Congress reflects the national mood --
A contest for the disaffected --
Old issues for a new millennium.
Responsibility: Harry S. Ahsmore.

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In this powerful reappraisal of the American racial dilemma, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor Harry S. Ashmore assesses the ideological impasses that limited Bill Clinton's effort to  Read more...

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