“The Challenge of Change”: Edward Brooke, The Republican Party, and the Struggle for Redemption

@article{Wright2011TheCO,
  title={“The Challenge of Change”: Edward Brooke, The Republican Party, and the Struggle for Redemption},
  author={Leah Wright},
  journal={Souls},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={118 - 91}
}
This essay is an exploration of the political rise of politician Edward W. Brooke and his impact on the Republican Party and the black community throughout the 1960s. I argue that Brooke's role in American political and social life reflected the convergence of civil rights and American conservatism, specifically as it related to the struggle for racial equality and the path of the Republican Party; within the article, I explore the ways in which Brooke attempted to prove that liberal ideas… 
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