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Author Lusane, Clarence, 1953-

Title The Black history of the White House / Clarence Lusane

Publ Info San Francisco, Calif. : City Lights Books, [2011]
 CCRI-Prov.  F204 .W5 L87 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  F204 .W5 L87 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  F204.W5 L87 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  F204.W5 L87 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 575 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Open Media series
Open Media book
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 523-540) and index
Contents Black people, white houses -- A Declaration of Independence and racism : founding documents, founding fathers, and the preservation of slavery -- Prelude : Oney's White House story -- The president's house in the home of the abolitionist movement -- Prelude : Hercules' White House story -- A White House built on and with slavery -- Prelude : Peter's White House story -- Closed doors : the White House and presidents of slavery -- Prelude : Paul Jennings's White House story -- The White House goes to war : rebellion, reconstruction and retrenchment -- Prelude : Elizabeth Keckly's White House story -- James Crow's White House -- Prelude : Booker T. Washington's White House story -- The 1960s and the crisis of power : the White House and Black mobilization -- Prelude : Abraham Bolden's White House story -- Black challenges to the White House : the campaigns to make the White House Black -- Prelude : Marcus Garvey's White House story -- The latest political milestone : the Obamas in the White House -- Prelude : Michelle Obama's White House story
Note In this work, the author presents a comprehensive history of the White House from an African American perspective, illuminating the central role it has played in advancing, thwarting, or simply ignoring efforts to achieve equal rights for all. Here are the stories of those who were forced to work on the construction of the mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the determined leaders who pressured U.S. presidents to outlaw slavery. They include White House slaves, and servants who went on to write books, Secret Service agents harassed by racist peers, Washington insiders who rose to the highest levels of power, the black artists and intellectuals invited to the White House, community leaders who waged presidential campaigns, and many others
LC subject White House (Washington, D.C.) -- History
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography
Presidents -- Relations with African Americans -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Racial attitudes -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- History
Slavery -- Washington (D.C.) -- History
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
ISBN 9780872865327 (pbk.)
0872865320 (pbk.)