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Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, The Conservative Movement and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama (Hardback)
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Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, The Conservative Movement and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 04/01/2014
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Explores the relationship between race and the rise of conservativism in America and the political setbacks that remained in the way of attempts to remedy oppression and discrimination.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813049083
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Explor[es] the paradoxical nature of racial politics in the post-civil rights period. . . . Does us the service of detailing how different presidential administrations handled civil rights, complicating our understanding of the major themes that defined the era."--American Historical Review
"Adds depth to our historical understanding of how various presidents and their administrations approached issues pertaining to the equal rights of black (and to a lesser extent, Hispanic) Americans in a number of institutional and legislative arenas."--Journal of American History
"Expertly link[s] executive decision-making and electoral strategizing with the politics of civil rights."--Journal of American Studies

"Examines the forward and backward movement of civil rights since the resurgence of conservative politics in 1968. . . . Welcome and helpful."--Journal of Southern History

"An invaluable addition to the rapidly developing historiography of neoconservativism, particularly the ideology's relationship with African Americans."--Louisiana History

"A striking example of a successful meshing of historical and political science methodologies and scholarship."--North Carolina Historical Review

"Explor[es] the paradoxical nature of racial politics in the post-civil rights period. . . . Does us the service of detailing how different presidential administrations handled civil rights, complicating our understanding of the major themes that defined the era."--American Historical Review "Adds depth to our historical understanding of how various presidents and their administrations approached issues pertaining to the equal rights of black (and to a lesser extent, Hispanic) Americans in a number of institutional and legislative arenas."--Journal of American History "Expertly link[s] executive decision-making and electoral strategizing with the politics of civil rights."--Journal of American Studies "Examines the forward and backward movement of civil rights since the resurgence of conservative politics in 1968. . . . Welcome and helpful."--Journal of Southern History "An invaluable addition to the rapidly developing historiography of neoconservativism, particularly the ideology's relationship with African Americans."--Louisiana History "A striking example of a successful meshing of historical and political science methodologies and scholarship."--North Carolina Historical Review "This remarkable study offers breakthrough findings and insights about the state of civil rights policies in the post-civil rights era."--Hanes Walton Jr., coauthor of American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom "Eschewing easy absolutes, Winning While Losing presents a carefully nuanced interpretation of the subtle gains and losses experienced by liberals and conservatives, by Democrats and Republicans, and by proponents of racial justice and their opponents."--Harvard Sitkoff, author of Toward Freedom Land "Insightful and fascinating. Sets an agenda for further scholarly debate about the puzzle of 'winning while losing' that defines the fortunes of civil rights and the stratagems of politicians over the past generation."--Robert Mason, author of Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority "A comprehensive account of the links between racism, conservatism, and presidential politics in the post-civil rights era."--Greta de Jong, author of Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965

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