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“To Elect one of Their Own”: Racial Alliances and Majority-Minority Districts

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter turns to the problem of majority–minority districts. Such districts had long been under attack both by proponents of color-blind decision making and by many proponents of race-conscious ... More


Good Intentions, Bad Results: Harold Ford and Majority-Minority Redistricting

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The realignment of the Solid South from a Democratic stronghold into a conservative bastion remains the most glaring example of liberalism's demise. For generations, specialists have understood that ... More


From Intent to Effect: The Long Struggle for Voting Rights Litigation during the 1970s

Julian Maxwell Hayter

in The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 describes how local African Americans, with the help of the U.S. Congress, federal courts, and the U.S. Department of Justice, instigated the reapportionment revolution after 1965. This ... More


The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Julian Maxwell Hayter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Dream Is Lost describes more than three decades of national/local racial politics and the unintended consequences of the civil rights movement. It uses the mid-twentieth-century urban history of ... More


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