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title   Presidents and Black America [electronic resource] : a documentary history / [edited by] Stephen A. Jones, Eric Freedman. 
published   Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE/CQ Press, c2012.
description   1 online resource (xxxiv, 546 p.) : ill.
all locations   Availability
location   Towson UniversityLibrary Info Reference E-Books | E176.472.A34 P74 2012eb Holdings  Availability
location   UMBC LibraryLibrary Info Reference E-Books Holdings  Availability
summary   "Presidents and Black America: A Documentary History is the first of its kind to document all of the presidents and their complex relationships with African Americans, from the earliest days of the Republic through the start of the Obama administration. Scholars and students will be able to follow trends and contradictions in those relationships; such as acceptance and rejection of slavery, the struggle for political rights and economic opportunity, policies of tokenism, the rebuff to affirmative action, and the growth of black political power and influence. This reference will incorporate primary and secondary documents ranging from speeches, executive orders, statutes, and correspondence to articles and editorials from contemporary African American and mainstream publications, political cartoons, and congressional debates. Many of the documents will contradict established opinions about individual presidents. (For example it is fairly widely-known that Andrew Johnson was an avowed white supremacist but less well-known that Woodrow Wilson tried to segregate previously-integrated government offices.) Chapter introductions with historical data on the respective presidents and short headnotes place the documents in context"--Provided by publisher.
notes   Includes bibliographical references and index.
contents   CHAPTER 1. George Washington -- CHAPTER 2. John Adams -- CHAPTER 3. Thomas Jefferson -- CHAPTER 4. James Madison -- CHAPTER 5. James Monroe -- CHAPTER 6. John Quincy Adams -- CHAPTER 7. Andrew Jackson -- CHAPTER 8. Martin van Buren -- CHAPTER 9. William Henry Harrison -- CHAPTER 10. John Tyler -- CHAPTER 11. James K. Polk -- CHAPTER 12. Zachary Taylor -- CHAPTER 13. Millard Fillmore -- CHAPTER 14. Franklin Pierce -- CHAPTER 15. James Buchanan -- CHAPTER 16. Abraham Lincoln -- CHAPTER 17. Andrew Johnson -- CHAPTER 18. Ulysses S. Grant -- CHAPTER 19. Rutherford B. Hayes -- CHAPTER 20. James Garfield -- CHAPTER 21. Chester Arthur -- CHAPTER 22. Grover Cleveland -- CHAPTER 23. Benjamin Harrison -- CHAPTER 24. Grover Cleveland -- CHAPTER 25. William McKinley -- CHAPTER 26. Theodore Roosevelt -- CHAPTER 27. William Howard Taft -- CHAPTER 28. Woodrow Wilson -- CHAPTER 29. Warren G. Harding -- CHAPTER 30. Calvin Coolidge -- CHAPTER 31. Herbert Hoover -- CHAPTER 32. Franklin Roosevelt -- CHAPTER 33. Harry Truman -- CHAPTER 34. Dwight Eisenhower -- CHAPTER 35. John F. Kennedy -- CHAPTER 36. Lyndon Johnson -- CHAPTER 37. Richard Nixon -- CHAPTER 38. Gerald Ford -- CHAPTER 39. Jimmy Carter -- CHAPTER 40. Ronald Reagan -- CHAPTER 41. George H. W. Bush -- CHAPTER 42. Bill Clinton -- CHAPTER 43. George W. Bush -- CHAPTER 44. Barack Obama.
other form   Print version: Presidents and Black America. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE/CQ Press, c2012 9781608710089
subjects   LinkPresidents -- Relations with African Americans -- History -- Sources.
  LinkPresidents -- United States -- Racial attitudes -- Sources.
  LinkAfrican Americans -- Attitudes -- History -- Sources.
  LinkElectronic books.
other author   LinkJones, Stephen A. (Stephen Alan), 1951-
  LinkFreedman, Eric.
format   Book
  Electronic Resources (all)
  Electronic Resources (online)
ISBN   9781608717842 (electronic bk.)
  1608717844 (electronic bk.)
  9781608710089 (cloth : alk. paper)
  1608710084 (cloth : alk. paper)

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