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Race and the Making of American Liberalism

ISBN-10: 0195143485

ISBN-13: 9780195143485

Edition: 2005

Authors: Carol A. Horton

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Race and the Making of American Liberalism traces the roots of the contemporary crisis of progressive liberalism deep into the nation's racial past. Horton argues that the contemporary conservative claim that the American liberal tradition has been rooted in a "color blind" conception of individual rights is innaccurate and misleading. In contrast, American liberalism has alternatively served both to support and oppose racial hierarchy, as well as socioeconomic equity morebroadly. Racial politics in the United States have repeatedly made it exceedingly difficult to establish powerful constituencies that understand socioeconomic equity as vital to American democracy and aspire to limit gross disparities of wealth, power, and status. Revitalizing such equalitarian conceptions ofAmerican liberalism, Horton suggests, will require developing new forms of racial and class identity that support, rather than sabotage such fundamental political commitments.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254

Introduction: Race and American Liberalism
Anti-Caste Liberalism
Darwinian Liberalism
Race and the Emancipation of Labor
Inequality and White Supremacy
Postwar Liberalism
Race, Class, and the Civil Rights Movement
The Broken Promise of Liberal Revolution
The Conservative Movement
Conclusion: The Impasse of Progressive Liberalism
Notes
Index