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Gillespie, Andra

Works: 7 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 1,780 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F144.N653, 974.9044092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andra Gillespie
The new Black politician : Cory Booker, Newark, and post-racial America by Andra Gillespie( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the 2002 Newark mayoral race between Cory Booker and the more established black incumbent Sharpe James, which articulated how moderate black politicians are challenging civil rights veterans for power
Whose Black politics? : cases in post-racial Black leadership by Andra Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past decade has witnessed the emergence of a new vanguard in African American political leaders. They came of age after Jim Crow segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, they were raised in integrated neighborhoods and educated in majority white institutions, and they are more likely to embrace deracialized campaign and governance strategies. Members of this new cohort, such as Cory Booker, Artur Davis, and Barack Obama, have often publicly clashed with their elders, either in campaigns or over points of policy. And because this generation did not experience codified racism, critics question whether these leaders will even serve the interests of African Americans once in office. With these pressing concerns in mind, this volume uses multiple case studies to probe the implications of the emergence of these new leaders for the future of African American politics. Editor Andra Gillespie establishes a new theoretical framework based on the interaction of three factors: black leaders' crossover appeal, their political ambition, and connections to the black establishment. She sheds new light on the changing dynamics not only of Black politics but of the current American political scene. -- Book cover
Hillary Clinton : Groundbreaking Politician by Judy Dodge Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography examines the life of Hillary Clinton using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about Clinton's family background, childhood, education, political career, and historic presidential campaign. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text.--Provided by publisher

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The election of Barack Obama marked a critical point in American political and social history. Did the historic election of a black president actually change the status of blacks in the United States? Did these changes (or lack thereof) inform blacks' perceptions of the President? This book explores these questions by comparing Obama's promotion of substantive and symbolic initiatives for blacks to efforts by the two previous presidential administrations. By employing a comparative analysis, the reader can judge whether Obama did more or less to promote black interests than his predecessors. Taking a more empirical approach to judging Barack Obama, this book hopes to contribute to current debates about the significance of the first African American presidency. It takes care to make distinctions between Obama's substantive and symbolic accomplishments and to explore the significance of both
Community, coordination and context : a black politics perspective on voter mobilization by Andra Gillespie( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to african american politics by Andra Gillespie( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbols, substance and hope : race and the obama administration by Andra Gillespie( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.11 for The new Bl ... to 0.83 for Community, ...)

Whose Black politics? : cases in post-racial Black leadership
Alternative Names
Gillespie, Andra N.

Gillespie, Andra Nicole

English (30)