An Ambivalent Legacy
Black Americans and the Political Economy of the New Deal
By Paul Moreno
The New Deal brought a sweeping political realignment as African Americans shifted allegiance from the GOP, their historic home since Reconstruction, to the Democratic Party. Despite the New Deals popularity, however, its policies seldom helped and often hindered black progress.
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