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Author Valelly, Richard M.
Title The two reconstructions : the struggle for Black enfranchisement / Richard M. Valelly.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Author Valelly, Richard M.
Series American politics and political economy
American politics and political economy.
Subject United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- History.
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877.
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1877.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Political parties -- United States -- History.
Election law -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 330 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-311) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary Winner of the 2005 J. David Greenstone Book Award from the Politics and History section of the American Political Science Association. Winner of the 2005 Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Science AssociationWinner of the 2005 V.O. Key, Jr. Award of the Southern Political Science AssociationThe 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 t.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226845272 (electronic bk.)
0226845273 (electronic bk.)
9780226845289 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226845281 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226845302 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226845303 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226845281 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226845303 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 593295833
Additional Format Print version: Valelly, Richard M. Two reconstructions. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004 9780226845302 (DLC) 2004010380 (OCoLC)55502736

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