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Author Farrington, Joshua D., 1984- author.

Title Black Republicans and the transformation of the GOP / Joshua D. Farrington
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages) : illustrations
Series Politics and culture in modern America
Politics and culture in modern America.
Contents Farewell to the party of Lincoln? : black Republicans in the New Deal era -- Flirting with Republicans : black voters in the 1950s -- Bit by bit : civil rights and the Eisenhower administration -- Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon : the 1960 presidential campaign -- Somebody had to stay and fight : black Republicans and the rise of the Right -- Fighting the enemy within : black Republicans in the wake of Goldwater -- A piece of the action : black capitalism and the Nixon administration -- Not a silent minority : black Republicans in the 1970s -- Epilogue
Summary "Reflecting on his fifty-year effort to steer the Grand Old Party toward black voters, Memphis power broker George W. Lee declared, "Somebody had to stay in the Republican Party and fight." As Joshua Farrington recounts in his comprehensive history, Lee was one of many black Republican leaders who remained loyal after the New Deal inspired black voters to switch their allegiance from the "party of Lincoln" to the Democrats."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- Membership
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Republican Party USA
African Americans -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights -- Government policy.
Membership requirements.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812293266