Philadelphia Divided: Race & Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia Divided: Race & Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia Divided: Race & Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia Divided: Race & Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Synopsis

Wolfinger demonstrates how racial tensions in working-class neighborhoods and job sites shaped the contours of mid-twentieth-century liberal and conservative politics. As racial divisions fractured the working class, he argues, Republican leaders exploited these racial fissures to reposition their party as the champion of ordinary white citizens besieged by black demands and overwhelmed by liberal government orders.
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