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By Tasha Philpot

Whether their slogan is “compassionate conservatism” or “hawkish liberalism,” political events have continually sought to extend their electoral coalitions by way of making minor alterations to their public photo. How do electorate reply to those, usually temporary, crusade appeals? Race, Republicans, and the go back of the get together of Lincoln is Tasha Philpot’s insightful learn of the way events use racial photographs to form and reshape the way in which electorate understand them.


“Philpot has produced a well timed, provocative, and nuanced research of political social gathering snapshot swap, utilizing the Republican Party’s makes an attempt to recast itself as a celebration delicate to problems with race with its 2000, and later 2004, nationwide conventions as case examples. utilizing a mix of experiments, concentration teams, nationwide surveys, and analyses of significant nationwide and black newspaper articles, Philpot reveals that if race-related concerns are vital to contributors, reminiscent of blacks, the facility of the occasion to alter its photo with out altering its political positions is way tougher than it really is between people who don't contemplate race-related concerns very important, e.g., whites. This e-book makes an enormous contribution

to our figuring out of social gathering snapshot as a rule, and political events’ use of race particularly. Bravo!”

—Paula D. McClain, Duke University


“This e-book does a superb task of illuminating the linkages among racial pictures and partisan help. through highlighting Republican efforts to ‘play opposed to variety’ Philpot emphasizes the bounds of effectively changing partisan pictures. That she accomplishes this within the arguable, but salient, area of race isn't any small feat. briefly, through targeting a topical factor, and through adopting a unique theoretical process, Philpot is poised to make an important contribution to the literatures on race and social gathering images.”

—Vincent Hutchings, collage of Michigan


Tasha S. Philpot is Assistant Professor of presidency and African and African American stories on the college of Texas at Austin.

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Scholars differ on how well blacks fared under the Roosevelt administration. Bunche (1939) argued that the New Deal fell “far short of meeting adequately the minimal needs of the Negro” (3). While the agencies created to eradicate the effects of the depression only modestly helped blacks, FDR created a “black cabinet”—a group of black Party Politics and the Racial Divide 43 policy advisers assembled to aid in the creation of programs aimed at the black community. Roosevelt also issued Executive Order 8802, establishing the Fair Employment Practice Commission and banning government contractors from racial discrimination (Walton 1972, 116).

1991, 1358). Similarly, long-term memory has been conceptualized as a “knowledge store” that contains “a network of constructs including information about 26 Race, Republicans, & the Return of the Party of Lincoln social objects and their attributes (OA); goals, values, and motivations (GVM); and affective or emotional states (AS)” (Price and Tewksbury 1997, 24). These networks of constructs, analogous to schemata, hold together potentially associated bits of information. The knowledge store contains the full range of stereotypic considerations associated with any given concept.

For a brief period between 1956 and 1960, blacks defected, although not overwhelmingly, to the Republican Party in support of Eisenhower. The decision to support Eisenhower likely resulted from his enforcement of school desegregation. By 1964, however, blacks returned to the Democratic Party in full force “when it became clear to the nation that the Democrats would support black interests and civil rights more than the Republican party” (Dawson 1994, 106). This transition upset the Democratic Party’s white southern constituents.

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