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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-311) and index.
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.
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.
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