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eBook Presidents and Black America: A Documentary History, 1st Edition

  • Eric Freedman
  • Stephen A. Jones Central Michigan University
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  • ISBN-10: 1608717844
  • ISBN-13: 9781608717842
  • DDC: 973.09
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 503 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

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.

Awards

  • RUSA’s Outstanding Reference Sources 2012

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
About the Authors.
Preface.
Foundations.
1: George Washington April 30, 1789–March 3, 1797.
2: John Adams March 4, 1797–March 3, 1801.
3: Thomas Jefferson March 4, 1801–March 4, 1809.
4: James Madison March 4, 1809–March 4, 1817.
5: James Monroe March 4, 1817–March 4, 1825.
6: John Quincy Adams March 4, 1825–March 3, 1829.
7: Andrew Jackson March 4, 1829–March 4, 1873.
8: Martin Van Buren March 4, 1837–March 3, 1841.
9: William Henry Harrison March 4, 1841–April 4, 1841.
10: John Tyler April 4, 1841–March 4, 1845.
11: James K. Polk March 4, 1845–March 4, 1849.
12: Zachary Taylor March 5, 1849–July 9, 1850.
13: Millard Fillmore July 19, 1850–March 3, 1853.
14: Franklin Pierce March 4, 1853–March 4, 1857.
15: James Buchanan March 4, 1857–March 4, 1861.
16: Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1861–April 15, 1865.
17: Andrew Johnson April 15, 1865–March 4, 1869.
18: Ulysses S. Grant March 4, 1869–March 4, 1877.
19: Rutherford B. Hayes March 5, 1877–March 3, 1881.
20: Harry Truman James Garfield March 4, 1881–September 19, 1881.
21: Chester Arthur september 19, 1881–March 3, 1885.
22: Grover Cleveland March 1885–March 1889 and March 1893–March 1897.
23: Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889–March 4, 1893.
24: William McKinley March 4, 1897–September 14, 1901.
25: Theodore Roosevelt September 14, 1901–March 4, 1909.
26: William Howard Taft March 4, 1909–March 4, 1913.
27: Woodrow Wilson March 4, 1913–March 4, 1921.
28: Warren G. Harding March 4, 1921–August 2, 1923.
29: Calvin Coolidge August 2, 1923–March 4, 1929.
30: Herbert Hoover March 4, 1929–March 4, 1933.
31: Franklin Roosevelt March 4, 1933–April 12, 1945.
32: Harry Truman April 12, 1945–January 20, 1953.
33: Dwight Eisenhower January 20, 1953–January 20, 1961.
34: John F. Kennedy January 20, 1961–November 22, 1963.
35: Lyndon Johnson November 22, 1963–January 20, 1969.
36: Richard Nixon January 20, 1969–April 22, 1974.
37: Gerald R. Ford August 9, 1974–January 20, 1977.
38: Jimmy Carter January 20, 1977–January 20, 1981.
39: Ronald Reagan January 20, 1981–January 20, 1989.
40: George H. W. Bush January 20, 1989–January 20, 1993.
41: Bill Clinton January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001.
42: George W. Bush January 20, 2001–January 20, 2009.
43: Barack Obama January 20, 2009–Present.
Bibliography.
U.S. Presidents.
Index.