Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Loneliness of the Black RepublicanPragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Leah Wright Rigueur

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691159010

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 26 February 2020

Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds

Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds

Chapter One Running with Hares and Hunting with Hounds
The Loneliness of the Black Republican

Leah Wright Rigueur

Princeton University Press

This chapter discusses how the growing frustrations and shifting votes of African Americans were not representative of a larger ideological realignment. Over the next three decades, the black electorate would be substantially divided as African Americans were in no way a “monolithic Democratic voting bloc.” Despite Franklin Roosevelt's Black Cabinet, the Democratic Party during and immediately after the New Deal offered few bold civil rights initiatives. The programs and agencies of the New Deal were rife with discrimination; in this sense, the Republican and Democratic parties of this era did not display clear-cut differences in their civil rights policies. The result, then, was a surge in Democratic support among the black electorate but not the total liquidation of Republican backing.

Keywords:   African Americans, black electorate, Democratic voting bloc, Franklin Roosevelt, Black Cabinet, New Deal, civil rights, discrimination

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.