Cover image for Virginia's native son : the election and administration of Governor L. Douglas Wilder
Title:
Virginia's native son : the election and administration of Governor L. Douglas Wilder
Author:
Jeffries, J. L. (Judson L.), 1965-
Publication Information:
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxiv, 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557532008
Format :
Book

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Summary

The election of L. Douglas Wilder as Governor of Virginia was the first and only time an African-American has been elected governor. This book focuses on five aspects of his election and administration, including the media's response to the victory and the racism that the campaign faced.


Author Notes

J.L. Jeffries teaches in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 How a Grandson of Slaves Won the Virginia Governorshipp. 1
Chapter 2 The Media Treatment of Douglas Wilder's Gubernatorial Campaignp. 35
Chapter 3 Racism Rears Its Ugly Head in the 1989 Electionp. 51
Chapter 4 Governing Virginiap. 67
Chapter 5 Conclusion: The Wilder Legacyp. 103
Appendixes
Appendix A Note on Media Sourcesp. 115
Appendix B Figures and Tablesp. 117
Appendix C Code Manualp. 119
Select Bibliographyp. 123
Indexp. 141