Proudly for Brooke: Race-Conscious Campaigning in 1960s Massachusetts

@article{Johnson2018ProudlyFB,
  title={Proudly for Brooke: Race-Conscious Campaigning in 1960s Massachusetts},
  author={R. Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics},
  year={2018},
  volume={3},
  pages={261 - 292}
}
  • R. Johnson
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Abstract Scholars have credited the victory of Edward Brooke, America's first popularly elected black U.S. senator, to a “deracialized” or “color-blind” election strategy in which both the candidate and the electorate ignored racial matters. This article revises this prevailing historical explanation of Brooke's election. Drawing from the historical-ideational paradigm of Desmond King and Rogers Smith, this paper argues that Brooke was much more of a “race-conscious” candidate than is generally… Expand

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