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Still a House Divided : Race and Politics in Obama's America.

Author: Desmond S King; Rogers M Smith
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond S King; Rogers M Smith
ISBN: 9781400839766 1400839769
OCLC Number: 751691226
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Part One: Obama's Inheritance; Chapter 1: "That They May All Be One": America as a House Divided; Part Two: The Making and Unmaking of Racial Hierarchies; Chapter 2: "That is the last speech he will ever make": The Antebellum Racial Alliances; Chapter 3: "We of the North were thoroughly wrong": How Racial Alliances Mobilized Ideas and Law; Part Three: The Trajectory of Racial Alliances; Chapter 5: To "affirmatively further fair housing": Enduring Racial Inequalities in American Homes and Mortgages.

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Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority distri.

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