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Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama

Kenneth Osgood and Derrick E. White

Abstract

Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama examines various strategies presidents have used to either limit, expand, or maintain civil rights since 1968. In this time period, often described as the post–civil rights era, presidents have redefined the scope, scale, and purpose of civil rights. This period saw the end of legalized discrimination and, simultaneously, the era witnessed increased social and economic inequality. The essays analyze this paradox of winning while losing on the issue of civil rights.

Keywords: civil rights, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, discrimination, Bill Clinton, American presidents, social inequality, racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049083
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049083.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Osgood, editor

Derrick E. White, editor