Presidential greatness in the black press: ranking the modern presidents on civil rights policy and race relations, 1900–2016

@article{Tillery2019PresidentialGI,
  title={Presidential greatness in the black press: ranking the modern presidents on civil rights policy and race relations, 1900–2016},
  author={Alvin B. Tillery and H. Walton},
  journal={Politics, Groups, and Identities},
  year={2019},
  volume={7},
  pages={71 - 88}
}
  • Alvin B. Tillery, H. Walton
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Politics, Groups, and Identities
  • ABSTRACT Rankings of presidential leadership based on retrospective surveys of experts are a staple of the literature on American politics. We develop an alternative method – the editorial opinion score (EOS) – for ranking the leadership of the modern presidents based on content analyses of editorials published in African-American newspapers between 1901 and 2016. The advantage of the EOS method over retrospective surveys is that it provides real-time evaluations of presidential leadership over… CONTINUE READING
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