Republicans and the Black Vote

Republicans and the Black Vote

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The Republican Party once enjoyed nearly unanimous support among African American voters; today, it can hardly maintain a foothold in the black community. Exploring how and why this shift occurred - as well as recent efforts to reverse it - Michael Fauntroy meticulously navigates the policy choices and political strategies that have driven a wedge between the GOP and its formerly stalwart more

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  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 149.9 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 226.8g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 158826470X
  • 9781588264701

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"Tackling a topic that has not received nearly as much attention as it merits, Fauntroy's timely work provides a comprehensive overview of the GOP in relationship not only to black voters, but to racial politics writ large." - Linda Faye Williams, University of Maryland "A comprehensive and much-needed analysis of party identification among African Americans since passage of the 15 and 19 Amendments.... Fauntroy does a great job th th assessing the obstacles plaguing the Republican Party." - Maruice Mangum, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville"show more

About Michael K. Fauntroy

Michael K. Fauntroy is assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University. His publications include Home Rule or House Rule? Congress and the Erosion of Local Governance in the District of more

Table of contents

Afros and Elephants: An Introduction to a Political Paradox. The GOP's Early Lock on Black Votes. The Republicans Fall Out of Favor. Efforts to Regain and Retain African American Support. Public Policies Speak Louder Than Words. GOP Political Symbolism Angers African Americans. An Ongoing Quest for Black Votes?show more

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