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The Black history of the White House / Clarence Lusane.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9780872865327
  • ISBN: 0872865320
  • Physical Description: 575 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-540) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Black people, white houses -- A Declaration of Independence and racism : founding documents, founding fathers, and the preservation of slavery -- Prelude : Oney's White House story -- The president's house in the home of the abolitionist movement -- Prelude : Hercules' White House story -- A White House built on and with slavery -- Prelude : Peter's White House story -- Closed doors : the White House and presidents of slavery -- Prelude : Paul Jennings's White House story -- The White House goes to war : rebellion, reconstruction and retrenchment -- Prelude : Elizabeth Keckly's White House story -- James Crow's White House -- Prelude : Booker T. Washington's White House story -- The 1960s and the crisis of power : the White House and Black mobilization -- Prelude : Abraham Bolden's White House story -- Black challenges to the White House : the campaigns to make the White House Black -- Prelude : Marcus Garvey's White House story -- The latest political milestone : the Obamas in the White House -- Prelude : Michelle Obama's White House story.
Summary, etc.:
Lusane traces the racial history of the White House from George Washington to Barack Obama. From the very beginning, the tension between the nation's ideals and the practices of its leaders produced glaring contradictions: Washington's deliberate circumvention of the law to hold on to slaves while living in Philadelphia, Lincoln's struggle to keep a fractious nation together and come to terms with his own racial biases, and the struggle of others to balance party and political concerns against a burgeoning civil rights movement. A sweeping portrayal of changing historical tides at the White House.
Subject: White House (Washington, D.C.) > History.
African Americans > Washington (D.C.) > History.
African Americans > Washington (D.C.) > Social conditions.
African Americans > Washington (D.C.) > Biography.
Presidents > Relations with African Americans > History.
Presidents > United States > Racial attitudes > History.
Presidents > United States > Staff > History.
Slavery > Washington (D.C.) > History.
United States > Race relations > Political aspects.

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