The Resource Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy, by Darryl Pinckney

Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy, by Darryl Pinckney

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Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy
Title
Blackballed
Title remainder
the Black vote and US democracy
Statement of responsibility
by Darryl Pinckney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed throughout the historical narrative are Pinckney's own memories of growing up during the civil rights era, his unsure grasp of the events he saw on television or heard discussed, and the reactions of his parents to the social changes that were taking place at the time and later to Obama's election. He concludes with an examination of the current state of electoral politics, the place of Blacks in the Democratic coalition, and the ongoing efforts by Republicans to suppress the Black vote, with particular attention to the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and what it may mean for the political influence of Black voters in future elections. Blackballed also includes 'What Black Means Now,' an essay on the history of the Black middle class, stereotypes about Blacks and crime, and contemporary debates about 'post-Blackness' and breaking free of essentialist notions of being Black"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinckney, Darryl
Dewey number
324.6/208996073
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK1924
LC item number
.P65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinckney, Darryl
  • African Americans
  • Voting
  • Political participation
  • Elections
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy, by Darryl Pinckney
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
99 pages
Isbn
9781590177693
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014019161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014019161
  • 1268220
Label
Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy, by Darryl Pinckney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
99 pages
Isbn
9781590177693
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014019161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014019161
  • 1268220

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