The Resource The dream is lost : voting rights and the politics of race in Richmond, Virginia, Julian Maxwell Hayter

The dream is lost : voting rights and the politics of race in Richmond, Virginia, Julian Maxwell Hayter

Label
The dream is lost : voting rights and the politics of race in Richmond, Virginia
Title
The dream is lost
Title remainder
voting rights and the politics of race in Richmond, Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Julian Maxwell Hayter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Once the capital of the Confederacy and the industrial hub of slave-based tobacco production, Richmond, Virginia has been largely overlooked in the context of twentieth century urban and political history. By the early 1960s, the city served as an important center for integrated politics, as African Americans fought for fair representation and mobilized voters in order to overcome discriminatory policies. Richmond's African Americans struggled to serve their growing communities in the face of unyielding discrimination. Yet, due to their dedication to strengthening the Voting Rights Act of 1965, African American politicians held a city council majority by the late 1970s.In The Dream Is Lost, Julian Maxwell Hayter describes more than three decades of national and local racial politics in Richmond and illuminates the unintended consequences of civil rights legislation. He uses the city's experience to explain the political abuses that often accompany American electoral reforms and explores the arc of mid-twentieth-century urban history. In so doing, Hayter not only reexamines the civil rights movement's origins, but also seeks to explain the political, economic, and social implications of the freedom struggle following the major legislation of the 1960s.Hayter concludes his study in the 1980s and follows black voter mobilization to its rational conclusion -- black empowerment and governance. However, he also outlines how Richmond's black majority council struggled to the meet the challenges of economic forces beyond the realm of politics. The Dream Is Lost vividly illustrates the limits of political power, offering an important view of an underexplored aspect of the post--civil rights era
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
323.5
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1929.V8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The dream is lost : voting rights and the politics of race in Richmond, Virginia, Julian Maxwell Hayter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Strictly Political; 2 Systematically Done In; 3 From Intent to Effect; 4 "The Dream Is Lost"; PHOTOGRAPHS; 5 "All He Gave Me Was a Foot"; Conclusion; Appendix; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn982958109
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813169491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1p002b0
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unknown
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.b36720045
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982958109
  • jstor0813169496

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