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Subordination or Empowerment? : African-American Leadership and the Struggle for Urban Political Power - Richard A. Keiser

Subordination or Empowerment?

African-American Leadership and the Struggle for Urban Political Power

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Published: 1st September 1997
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
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Why have Blacks won political empowerment in some cities and in others remained subordinated or had their achievements rolled back? Why do some cities have many Black leaders with multi-racial appeal while other cities have none? Subordination or Empowerment answers these questions through detailed historical examinations of the Black struggle for political power in Chicago, Gary, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Keiser argues that electoral competition among White factions has created opportunities for Black leaders to win genuine political empowerment and avoid subordination. When electoral competition among Whites does not exist, Black votes lose their electoral leverage, leading to the rise of extra-electoral strategies. Keiser's dynamic theory of leadership formation explains the current appeal of Black separatism and messianism at the local and national levels and the consequent rise of leaders such as Louis Farakhan, and offers a rejoinder to Cornel West's critique of Black leadership in Race Matters.

"This study is marked by careful attention to detail, a sense of historical perspective, and the consistent application of concepts involving power and leadership....This solid scholarly study is recommended for all academic libraries."--Choice "This study is marked by careful attention to detail, a sense of historical perspective, and the consistent application of concepts involving power and leadership....This solid scholarly study is recommended for all academic libraries."--Choice

Prefacep. v
Electoral Competition and the Emergence of Political Leadershipp. 3
Black Political Subordination in Chicagop. 23
Political Monopoly and the Maintenance of Black Subordination in Garyp. 65
Not Quite Brotherly Love: Electoral Competition and the Institutionalization of Biracial Political Cooperation in Philadelphiap. 90
Political Competition and Black Empowerment in Atlanta,1946-1992p. 131
Subordination or Empowerment?p. 159
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780195075694
ISBN-10: 0195075692
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.0  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.56