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Author Atwater, Deborah F., 1949-
Title The rhetoric of Black mayors : in their own words / Deborah F. Atwater.
Imprint Lanham, MD. : University Press of America, [2010]

Author Atwater, Deborah F., 1949-
Subject African American mayors -- Language.
African American mayors -- Social conditions.
Rhetoric -- United States -- History.
English language -- Rhetoric -- History.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
Mayors -- United States -- Language.
Mayors -- United States -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Languages.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 70 pages)
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Summary The Rhetoric of Black Mayors explores the rhetorical and practical efforts of Black mayors in building coalitions to win elections and govern cities. Atwater discusses and analyzes the process of creating coalitions by each mayor by dealing with the news coverage of the mayors by both the black and mainstream press. As a unique feature, the text includes interviews with most of the mayors included in The Rhetoric of Black Mayors. These mayors are from cities on the east coast, ranging from the large city of Philadelphia to the small city of Glenarden, Maryland. This text covers successful administrations, as well as those that are challenging and problematic.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Wilson Goode : mayor as technocrat and pioneer, Philadelphia, PA -- James Sills, Jr. : mayor as educator, Wilmington, DE -- Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly : African American woman reformer, mayor, Washington, DC -- Aaron Thompson : mayor as caretaker, Camden, NJ -- Marvin Wilson : mayor as purveyor of hope, Glenarden, MD -- Kwame Malik Kilpatrick : mayor as rising star/fallen angel, Detroit, MI.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9780761850779 (electronic bk.)
0761850775 (electronic bk.)
9780761850762 (electronic bk.)
0761850767 (electronic bk.)
9781283030922 (electronic bk.)
1283030926 (electronic bk.)
9780761850762 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0761850767 (paperback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780761850762
OCLC # 707091261
Additional Format Print version: Atwater, Deborah F., 1949- Rhetoric of Black mayors. Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, 2010 9780761850762 (DLC) 2010925511 (OCoLC)567195393.

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