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Jesse Jackson And The Politics Of Charisma
The Rise And Fall Of The Push/excel Program





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ISBN 9780367153144
March 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
196 Pages

 
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This book is about Jesse Jackson's PUSH/Excel program—a national campaign in urban schools to save the American black youths, to get them off drugs and motivate them to become successful. It discusses the drama of misunderstandings, suspicions, soaring aspirations, and steep disillusionment.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Most Controversial Man in America Part One: Jesse Jackson and the PUSH/Excel Program 2. A Great Idea 3. The Program: Commitment and Self-Discipline 4. School Politics 5. An Inside Look at Two Programs 6. The Federal Evaluation 7. The Federal Verdict: No Program 8. Reactions to the PUSH/Excel Saga 9. The Failure of PUSH/Excel Part Two: Jesse Jackson and the Power of Charisma 10. Jackson's Charismatic Leadership 11. The Limits of Charisma 12. The Politics of Race and Social Class 13. Jesse Jackson's Character 14. Postscript: The Presidential Campaigns

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