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Politics in Black and White:
Race and Power in Los Angeles
Raphael J. Sonenshein
With a new afterword by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Background
1Overview: Biracial Coalition Politics3
2Minorities in the Entrepreneurial City: 1781-196021
3First Victories: 1960-196336
Pt. 2The Road to Power
4The Roots of Biracial Politics: The Tenth District55
5Race, Ideology, and the Formation of a New Citywide Coalition67
6The 1969 Mayoral Crusade85
7Biracial Victory: The 1973 Mayoral Election101
8Factional Conflicts and the Consolidation of Biracial Power114
Pt. 3The Coalition in Power
9Political Change: Power Shifts139
10Economic Change: A Mixed Record163
11Political Hegemony: 1973-1985176
12The Breakdown of Consensus: 1985-1990191
13The Rodney King Case and Los Angeles Coalition Politics210
Pt. 4Endings and Beginnings
14Biracial Coalition Politics in Los Angeles and New York City229
15Multiracial Coalitions in the Future of Los Angeles: Politics beyond Black and White246
16Conclusions and Implications: Toward a New Contract for Biracial Politics269
References283
Index293

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