Two Reconstructions The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

ISBN-10: 0226845303
ISBN-13: 9780226845302
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Winner of the 2005 J. David Greenstone Book Award from the Politics and History section of the American Political Science Association. The Reconstruction era marked a huge political leap for African Americans, who rapidly went from the status of slaves to voters and officeholders. Yet this hard-won progress lasted only a few decades. Ultimately a "second reconstruction"—associated with the civil rights movement and the Voting Rights Act—became necessary. How did the first reconstruction fail so utterly, setting the stage for the complete disenfranchisement of Southern black voters, and why did the second succeed? These are among the questions Richard M. Valelly answers in this fascinating history. The fate of black enfranchisement, he argues, has been closely intertwined with the strengths and constraints of our political institutions. Valelly shows how effective biracial coalitions have been the key to success and incisively traces how and why political parties and the national courts either rewarded or discouraged the formation of coalitions. Revamping our understanding of American race relations, The Two Reconstructions brilliantly explains a puzzle that lies at the heart of America’s development as a political democracy.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Strange Career of African American Voting and Office-Holding
Forging the Coalition of 1867-1868
Incomplete Institutionalization
Party-Building during the First Reconstruction
The Limits of Jurisprudence-Building
The Vortex of Racial Disenfranchisement
Heralding the Second Reconstruction: The Coalition of 1948
The Coalition of 1961-1965
How the Second Reconstruction Stabilized
Institutions and Enfranchisement
Notes
Index

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