1st Edition

A History Of Presidential Failure To Protect Black Lives

ISBN 9780367159863
Published December 7, 2020 by Routledge
272 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

This book traces the root cause of the White House's failure to protect the rights of African Americans. It gives a rich historical account of the racial philosophy, policies, and practices of successive presidents from Warren G. Harding to Bill Clinton.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. "At the Hands of Persons Unknown": The Harding-Coolidge-Hoover Years 2. No New Deal on Racial Violence: The Roosevelt Years 3. "Give 'Em Hell": The Truman Years 4. The Big Chill: The Eisenhower Years 5. "Don't lean Toward the Negroes": The Kennedy Years 6. Did We Overcome?: The Johnson Years 7. Deadly Force: The Nixon-Ford Years 8. "The Only Rights You Get Are Right Fists": The Carter Years 9. Rolling Back the Clock: The Reagan-Bush Years 10. A Compelling Federal Interest 11. Conclusion

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