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“Bartlett's chronicle of the Democratic Party's sordid past…offer[s] illuminating evidence that, despite great marks of progress, race's stranglehold on the nation's collective conscious remains as strong as ever.” –Washington Post Book World
"Bruce Bartlett brandishes a damning history of the Democratic Party, which for 100 years after the Civil War provided a fertile ground for Jim Crow and white supremacy. Democrats have long acted behind an ethos of racial equality, yet, as Bartlett powerfully illustrates, the reality of their patchy record over the last two centuries in fact lends little credibility to that claim. Compelling and incisive."--Grover G. Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
"Wrong on Race is an important contribution to the study of party politics in America. Bartlett offers a thorough, well documented account of the racial roots of the Democratic party. This book should be a required reading for African-Americans of all ages, and especially for the nation's youth."--Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science and Law, Vanderbilt University, and editor of Debating Immigration
"Wrong on Race powerfully recapitulates a twentieth century journey into racial pettifogging and outright confusion, and in doing so shines a light as clear as the meridian sun on the realities of racial politics…Bruce Bartlett has done what no one before him has done, and it is all the more remarkable, therefore, to say that it will probably never be better done."--Professor William B. Allen, Michigan State University; and former chairman, U.S. Civil Rights Commission
"The Democratic party is widely credited, not least by black writers, as the party that has done the most for civil rights. Yet for most of its history it has been the other way around. As Bruce Bartlett points out in Wrong on Race, Democratic icons like Woodrow Wilson worked to impose segregation on blacks, and even Franklin Roosevelt did little for equal rights."--Michael Barone, syndicated columnist, co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, and author of Our First Revolution
An important work to keep in the quiver. I'd say too much exhausting granularity looking at the democrats on a near state by state basis. Read morePublished 4 months ago by VCNY
This is a well detailed walk through that exposes many of the myths that exist about how racist the Republicans are and how dedicated to civil rights the Democrats are. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bill Safford
If you ignore all of the wonderful things that the Democratic Party has done to advance equality in this country post 1948, then yes, Democrats are racist. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Vincent Fazio
I am reading this book to be able to provide factual evidence to some of my friends who refuse to see the truth!Published 14 months ago by Mary Swaim Mosley
This book will open your eyes to a lot of crazy stuff that has happened throughout history. It also shows you the progression of the Democrat party and how they have traditionally... Read morePublished 15 months ago by JanolabHetrain
Best thing about the book: debunks the myth of the republican southern strategy.
This should have been a much better book. Read more
Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party's Buried PastIn the 1960's the Republican Party embarked on it's Southern Strategy. Look it up, OK? Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by F. P. Nelson
This is an outstanding book that helps you understand how the old Democratic Party of the south morphed into today's Republican Party. Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by Tyrone Campbell