Subordination or Empowerment?
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Subordination or Empowerment? : African-American Leadership and the Struggle for Urban Political Power

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Why have Blacks won political empowerment in some cities and remained subordinated in others? Through case studies of Chicago, Gary, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, Keiser argues that electoral competition among White factions has created opportunities for Black leaders to win political empowerment and avoid subordination. In the absence of electoral competiion, Black votes become superfluous and separatist, and messianic appeals from leaders like Louis Farakhan gain resonance.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 160 x 240.8 x 19.8mm | 617.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • tables
  • 0195075692
  • 9780195075694

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This study is marked by careful attention to detail, a sense of historical perspective, and the consistent application of concepts involving power and leadership....This solid scholarly study is recommended for all academic libraries. * Choice *show more