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Exorcising the Ghost of Richard Nixon

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explains how the appearance of grass-roots black Republican groups was far from unconventional; a spirit of self-determination had buttressed the formation of the National Negro ... More


More Shadow than Substance

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter studies how, as the 1970s progressed, black Republicans were able to claim clear victories in their march toward equality: the expansion of the National Black Republican Council (NBRC); ... More


A Thorn in the Flesh of the GOP

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at how the enactment of the civil rights acts of the mid-1960s, coupled with white Republican's rejection of segregationist appeals and embrace of “colorblind” outreach, gave some ... More


The Challenge of Change

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyzes how Edward Brooke's election was a moment of profound achievement for both black Republicans and the larger Grand Old Party (GOP) apparatus. Viewed as a political phenomenon, he ... More


Richard Nixon’s Black Cabinet

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter talks about how Richard Nixon's classist appeals for minority enterprise mirrored a theme central to black Republican thought and action. As previously seen, African American party ... More


The Paradox of the Black Republican

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter introduces key figures across a spectrum of black Republican politics and examines their ongoing struggles to effect meaningful change both for African Americans and within ... More


No Room at the Inn

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This concluding chapter explores how the fundamental ideological rift illustrated by Elaine Jenkins' and Clarence Thomas' philosophies spoke to an evolution of the thoughts and actions that black ... More


River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Elizabeth Gritter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Because the vast majority of black southerners were disenfranchised, most historians have overlooked those who engaged in formal political activities from the late nineteenth century through the ... More


The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Leah Wright Rigueur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, this book examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New ... More


Beyond Uncle Tom

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores contemporary African American Republicans' reputation by looking at two important constituencies: other black people and white Republicans. Though they manifest it in different ... More


“To Regain the Lost Rights of a Growing Race”: Black Political Mobilization, 1865–1916

Elizabeth Gritter

in River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

During Reconstruction, African American men were enfranchised and held public office. Yet, southern states soon passed laws that disenfranchised and segregated African Americans, and lynching ... More


Whither the Republican Party

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter addresses how the tensions between the different factions of African American Republicans structure relations with white Republicans. White Republicans provide the platform upon which ... More


The Sensibilities of the People: Black Politics in Crisis

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how egalitarianism in Washington was fading as Theodore Roosevelt began his second administration in March 1905. White Republicans had begun to acknowledge the disconnect between ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Gritter

in River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction provides an overview of the book's themes, arguments, and chapters. It describes how Memphis, Tennessee, was on the cutting edge of formal black political mobilization in the Jim ... More


Coming of Age

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by discussing the death of Church Sr. and Church Jr.’s initial years as a local black Republican leader and his eventual ascendance within the GOP. It also highlights the ... More


Epilogue

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the destruction of a legitimate role for black politics eroded the possibility that black Republicans might be effective representatives of black America. As the stalwart ... More


Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Darius J. Young

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the life and career of Robert R. Church Jr., who grew up the son of the first black millionaire in Memphis, Tennessee, and would eventually surpass his father’s notoriety as the ... More


Neutrality Summer

Berry Craig

in Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174594
eISBN:
9780813174846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174594.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The secessionists and their allies in the press chafed under neutrality. They charged that the unionists were using neutrality as a cover to build support for entering the war on the Union side. The ... More


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