9781469653907-1469653907-Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s (Justice, Power, and Politics)

Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s (Justice, Power, and Politics)

ISBN-13: 9781469653907
ISBN-10: 1469653907
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pearlman, Lauren
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469653907
ISBN-10: 1469653907
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pearlman, Lauren
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pearlman, Lauren wrote Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s (Justice, Power, and Politics) comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469653907 and 9781469653907. Since then Democracy’s Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s–1970s (Justice, Power, and Politics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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From its 1790 founding until 1974, Washington, D.C.--capital of "the land of the free--lacked democratically elected city leadership. Fed up with governance dictated by white stakeholders, federal officials, and unelected representatives, local D.C. activists catalyzed a new phase of the fight for home rule. Amid the upheavals of the 1960s, they gave expression to the frustrations of black residents and wrestled for control of their city. Bringing together histories of the carceral and welfare states, as well as the civil rights and Black Power movements, Lauren Pearlman narrates this struggle for self-determination in the nation's capital. She captures the transition from black protest to black political power under the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations and against the backdrop of local battles over the War on Poverty and the War on Crime.

Through intense clashes over funds and programming, Washington residents pushed for greater participatory democracy and community control. However, the anticrime apparatus built by the Johnson and Nixon administrations curbed efforts to achieve true home rule. As Pearlman reveals, this conflict laid the foundation for the next fifty years of D.C. governance, connecting issues of civil rights, law and order, and urban renewal.

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