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The Black History of the White House (Paperback)

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    "In this beautifully rendered narrative, Clarence Lusane recasts the whole of American history by revealing how slavery and emancipation, racial violence and civil rights, the black freedom movement and white supremacy, and dozens of unsung black heroe......more

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"In this beautifully rendered narrative, Clarence Lusane recasts the whole of American history by revealing how slavery and emancipation, racial violence and civil rights, the black freedom movement and white supremacy, and dozens of unsung black heroes shaped the U.S. presidency and federal government in profound ways."---Robin D. G. Kelley, author Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

"Clarence Lusane offers a searing reminder of the tenacious personal and political effort the country's highest office has taken to uphold racial privilege in the United States. In the age of the Tea Party and the short memory of racism in America, The Black History of the White House is a must read."---David Theo Goldberg, author of The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism

"In this fascinating history... Clarence Lusane restores the White House to its true colors."---Barbara Ehrenreich

"In a very accessible and polished style, Clarence Lusane takes us inside the key national events of the American past and present. He reveals new dimensions of the black presence in the U.S. from revolutionary days to the Obama campaign. Highly recommended!"---Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara

Official Histories of the United States have almost universally ignored the fact that 25 percent of all U.S. presidents were slaveholders, and that black people were held in bondage in the White House itself. And while the nation was born under the banner of "freedom and justice for all," many colonists only risked rebelling against England in order to protect their lucrative slave business from the growing threat of British abolitionism. These historical facts, commonly excluded from schoolbooks and popular versions of American history, have profoundly shaped the course of race relations in the United States.

In this unprecedented work, Clarence Lusane presents a comprehensive history of the White House from an Afri...

Dr. Lusane is a columnist for the Black Voices syndicated news network. He has published in Washington Post, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun, Oakland Tribune, Black Scholar, Race and Class, and many more. He often appears on PBS, BET, C-SPAN and other national media. Author of several books and former editor of Black Political Agenda, he teaches at Howard University.

Author:
Lusane, Clarence
Series Title:
Open Media Series
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
575
Language:
English
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Publish Date:
01/01/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780872865327
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.35 lb
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  • This book was very enlightening and interesting.

    The book was received in excellent condition. The contents were very interesting and informative.

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    This was a book that came with a great recommendation from a friend. Though I have skimmed through several sections, I have yet to actually truly read it. Thus, I say, "It may be excellent!" Just don't know yet, but it looks very interesting.

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