Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$76.50
Qty:1
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Save: $8.50 (10%)
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same (Suny Series in African American Studies) Hardcover – September 1, 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$76.50
$72.00 $42.50

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Series: Suny Series in African American Studies
  • Hardcover: 273 pages
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr (September 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143843233X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438432335
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,091,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

In this provocative, wide-ranging study, Robert C. Smith contends that ideological conservatism and racism are and always have been equivalent in the United States. In this carefully constructed and thoroughly documented philosophical, historical, and empirical inquiry, Smith analyzes conservative ideas from John Locke to William F. Buckley Jr., as well as the parallels between the rise and decline of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1970s and the ascendancy of the conservative movement to national power in 1980. Using archival material from the Reagan Library, the book includes detailed analysis of the Reagan presidency and race, focusing on affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, the Grove City case, welfare reform, South Africa policy, and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same goes beyond a focus on the right wing, concluding with an analysis of the enduring impact of the conservative movement and the Reagan presidency on liberalism, race, and the Democratic Party.

About the Author

Robert C. Smith is Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University. He is the author of several books, including African American Leadership; We Have No Leaders: African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era; and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don't, all published by SUNY Press.

Robert C. Smith is Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University. He is the author of several books, including African American Leadership; We Have No Leaders: African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era; and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don't, all published by SUNY Press.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William I. Kipp on March 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book and learned quite a bit from it. The author makes some very good points and substantiates them in scholarly fashion. It is slow going at times and a bit pretentious in places, but overall it's worthwhile and thought-provoking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ROROTOKO on January 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
"Conservatism and Racism" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. The book interview of Professor Smith ran here as the cover feature on December 6, 2010.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images