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The multiracial promise, Harold Washington's Chicago and the democratic struggle in Reagan's America, Gordon K. Mantler

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The multiracial promise, Harold Washington's Chicago and the democratic struggle in Reagan's America, Gordon K. Mantler
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-335) and index
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contains biographical information
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The multiracial promise
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1341343211
Responsibility statement
Gordon K. Mantler
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
Sub title
Harold Washington's Chicago and the democratic struggle in Reagan's America
Summary
"Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago. Elected in 1983 by a multiracial coalition of voters, his victory was seen as a rebuke of the city's longstanding machine politics. Washington's Political Education Project, formed in 1984, helped organize this emerging Democratic coalition and brought him growing influence over national politics as the party sought a viable alternative to Reagan Republicanism. This book is less a biography than a narrative and analysis of Chicago's complicated role in late twentieth century American political history. Mantler places Harold Washington at the center of a complicated, multiracial political movement. The coalition politics associated with Washington's rise has lived on and is now regarded as the foundation of the contemporary Democratic Party electorate"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- From politics to protest -- Shifting alliances -- Winning by losing? -- We were invisible -- The grassroots challenge -- Race and a new democratic coalition -- Fighting wars of all kinds -- Latinos and a governing majority -- The fragility of coalitions -- Epilogue: Legacies and the new machine
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