The Black History of the White House (City Lights Open Media)
The Black History of the White House presents the untold history, racial politics, and shifting significance of the White House as experienced by African Americans, from the generations of enslaved people who helped to build it or were forced to work there to its first black First Family, the Obamas.Clarence Lusane juxtaposes significant events in White House history with the ongoing struggle for democratic, civil, and human rights by black Americans and demonstrates that only during crises have presidents used their authority to advance racial justice. He describes how in 1901 the building was officially named the White House” amidst a furious backlash against President Roosevelt for inviting Booker T. Washington to dinner, and how that same year that saw the consolidation of white power with the departure of the last black Congressmember elected after the Civil War. Lusane explores how, from its construction in 1792 to its becoming the home of the first black president, the White House has been a prism through which to view the progress and struggles of black Americans seeking full citizenship and justice.Clarence Lusane is one of America’s most thoughtful and critical thinkers on issues of race, class and power.”Manning Marable"Barack Obama may be the first black president in the White House, but he's far from the first black person to work in it. In this fascinating history of all the enslaved people, workers and entertainers who spent time in the president's official residence over the years, Clarence Lusane restores the White House to its true colors."Barbara Ehrenreich"Reading The Black History of the White House shows us how much we DON'T know about our history, politics, and culture. In a very accessible and polished style, Clarence Lusane takes us inside the key national events of the American past and present. He reveals new dimensions of the black presence in the US from revolutionary days to the Obama campaign. Yes, 'black hands built the White House'enslaved black handsbut they also built this country's economy, political system, and culture, in ways Lusane shows us in great detail. A particularly important feature of this book its personal storytelling: we see black political history through the experiences and insights of little-known participants in great American events. The detailed lives of Washington's slaves seeking freedom, or the complexities of Duke Ellington's relationships with the Truman and Eisenhower White House, show us American racism, and also black America's fierce hunger for freedom, in brand new and very exciting ways. This book would be a great addition to many courses in history, sociology, or ethnic studies courses. Highly recommended!"Howard Winant"The White House was built with slave labor and at least six US presidents owned slaves during their time in office. With these facts, Clarence Lusane, a political science professor at American University, opens The Black History of the White House(City Lights), a fascinating story of race relations that plays out both on the domestic front and the international stage. As Lusane writes, 'The Lincoln White House resolved the issue of slavery, but not that of racism.' Along with the political calculations surrounding who gets invited to the White House are matters of musical tastes and opinionated first ladies, ingredients that make for good storytelling."Boston GlobeDr. Clarence Lusane has published in The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Baltimore Sun, Oakland Tribune, Black Scholar, and Race and Class. He often appears on PBS, BET, C-SPAN, and other national media.
Eight Years vs. Three Weeks – Executive Orders Signed by Barack Obama and Donald Trump: A Review of the Current Presidential Actions as Opposed to the ... President (Including Inaugural Speeches)
During his years in office, from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama signed more landmark legislation than any Democratic president since Lyndon Baines Johnson. His main reforms include the "Obamacare", changes of the financial regulation as a response to the Great Recession; as well as reforms for greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans. He also advocated gun control and issued wide-ranging executive actions concerning climate change and immigration. The presidency of Donald Trump began on January 20, 2017. During the first three weeks in the office, Trump has issued several consequential presidential orders, such as Executive Order 13769, which suspended the admission of refugees into the United States, Expediting Environmental Reviews, Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal, International Trafficking and many more... According to some, these orders were aimed to repeal the work of Barack Obama, according to others they represent a determined action, long awaited changes and positive progress. In this collection you can see in the clearest way the true political program and the goal of both presidents through their legislation actions and speeches.
White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
America is mired in debt—more than $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. Bitter fighting over deficits, taxes, and spending bedevils Washington, D.C., even as partisan gridlock has brought the government to the brink of default. Yet the more politicians on both sides of the aisle rant and the citizenry fumes, the more things seem to remain the same. In White House Burning, Simon Johnson and James Kwak—authors of the national best seller 13 Bankers and cofounders of The Baseline Scenario, a widely cited blog on economics and public policy—demystify the national debt, explaining whence it came and, even more important, what it means to you and to future generations. They tell the story of the Founding Fathers’ divisive struggles over taxes and spending. They chart the rise of the almighty dollar, which makes it easy for the United States to borrow money. They account for the debasement of our political system in the 1980s and 1990s, which produced today’s dysfunctional and impotent Congress. And they show how, if we persist on our current course, the national debt will harm ordinary Americans by reducing the number of jobs, lowering living standards, increasing inequality, and forcing a sudden and drastic reduction in the government services we now take for granted. But Johnson and Kwak also provide a clear and compelling vision for how our debt crisis can be solved while strengthening our economy and preserving the essential functions of government. They debunk the myth that such crucial programs as Social Security and Medicare must be slashed to the bone. White House Burning looks squarely at the burgeoning national debt and proposes to defuse its threat to our well-being without forcing struggling middle-class families and the elderly into poverty. Carefully researched and informed by the same compelling storytelling and lucid analysis as 13 Bankers, White House Burning is an invaluable guide to the central political and economic issue of our time. It is certain to provoke vigorous debate.
White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters
In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history. Drawing on scores of interviews with White House scribes and on extensive archival research, Schlesinger weaves intimate, amusing, compelling stories that provide surprising insights into the personalities, quirks, egos, ambitions, and humor of these presidents as well as how well or not they understood the bully pulpit. White House Ghosts traces the evolution of the presidential speechwriter's job from Raymond Moley under FDR through such luminaries as Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., under JFK, Jack Valenti and Richard Goodwin under LBJ, William Safire and Pat Buchanan under Nixon, Hendrik Hertzberg and James Fallows under Carter, and Peggy Noonan under Reagan, to the "Troika" of Michael Gerson, John McConnell, and Matthew Scully under George W. Bush. White House Ghosts tells the fascinating inside stories behind some of the most iconic presidential phrases: the first inaugural of FDR ("the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ") and JFK ("ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country"), Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" and Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" speeches, Bill Clinton's ending "the era of big government" State of the Union, and George W. Bush's post-9/11 declaration that "whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done" -- and dozens of other noteworthy speeches. The book also addresses crucial questions surrounding the complex relationship between speechwriter and speechgiver, such as who actually crafted the most memorable phrases, who deserves credit for them, and who has claimed it. Schlesinger tells the story of the modern American presidency through this unique prism -- how our chief executives developed their very different rhetorical styles and how well they grasped the rewards of reaching out to the country. White House Ghosts is dramatic, funny, gripping, surprising, serious -- and always entertaining.
Womens Current View of the White House Funny Political T-Shirt Medium Slate
Are you tired of the current state of politics in Washington D.C.? Voice your opinion with this funny "Current View of the White House" political circus tshirt. If you disagree with the president of the United States of America, let it be known. Great shirt for anyone interested in politics and current events. Perfect for your next political rally, march, or demonstration. If you feel like this nation is being run by a bunch of clowns, tell the world with this t-shirt. This shirt features bright circus tents and bold font. If you prefer a looser fit, order a size up. Get your "Current View of the White House Funny Political T-Shirt" today.
[Separate Switch Control] iClever BoostStrip IC-BS02 Smart Power Strip | USB Charger with 4 USB + 3 AC OutLets, Dual Switch Control Charging Station and Phone / Tablet Stand - White
iClever - Ever Clever This iClever BoostStrip Series IC-BS02 Power Strip turns one 3-prong outlet into 3 AC outlets with surge protection and 4 USB ports with SmartID technology. Designed with 2 individual control switch to separately control performance of AC outlets and and USB ports, it is easy to cut power for a complete shutdown when not in use to conserve energy. Ideal for home or office, this power strip gives ultimate convenience and protection for computer electronics, home entertainment systems, digital USB devices and more. Features: - Unibody 3-prong plug, high strength, safe and durable to use - UL817 certified 18AWG power cable guarantees safe performance under 1250W/10A condition - Unibody shell and 94V0 fire-proof materials can bear high temperature up to 750 Celcius degrees, much safer and reliable - Premium phosphor copper design with 0.5mm thickness has strong electricity conductivity and great heat dissipation, 5000+ hot-swapping supported - Compared with ordinary power strips, this one adopts individual control switches to separately control AC outlets and USB ports operation - AC outlets equipped with surge protection to prevent from damages caused by voltage fluctuates, swells or spikes - USB ports with over-voltage, over-current and high temperature protections give fast and safe charging for your devicesFOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE DO ENSURE THAT THE LOAD POWER NOT EXCEED THE RATED POWER OF 1250W. Specifications: - Rated Power: 125V/Max. 10A 1250W - AC Input: AC 100-240V 50-60Hz - USB Output: 4*USB, 5V/Max 2.4A per port - USB Power: 25W(total 5V/5A output) - Dimension: 4.9 x 4.9 x 1.57 Inches (125 x 125 x 40 mm) - Weight: 12 OZ (342g) Package Content: - 1 x iClever IC-BS02 Power Strip - 1 x User Manual - 1 x Warranty Card
Great E12 replacement: It is the same size as a traditional E12 light bulb, but with a sleek and neat design, producing a comfortable and relaxing soft white light.Saving electricity bill ( Replace 40W ): Each bulb can replace your current 40 Watt incandescent E12 light and you will only spend about $1.1 per year in energy costs.Energy-saving ( 5W per bulb ): As bright as traditional incandescent 40W bulb, but consuming only 20% of energy.Simple Installation: Standard American E12 base.Installs into existing American E12 base fixtures directly.Efficient illumination ( 400 lm ): Each bulb provides approximately 400lumens of light, improving ambiance, energy-efficiency and comfort in your home.Best Household lighting: Ideal for INDOOR household use in kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, offices, family rooms,bedrooms,hallways.About Albrillo Warranty:18-month Warranty: Albrillo offer 18 months warranty for this light after the date of original purchase.Money Back Promise: If you have problems about your bulbs, please let us know without hesitation, we'll instantly,solve the problem.Specification: Brand: Albrillo Power: 5W (per bulb)Voltage:AC100-240V 50/60Hz Lamp Holder:E12 (USA Market) CRI:>=80 Equivalent with 40W traditional bulb Color Temperature: 2700k
AirRise Pro – Standing Desk Converter | Adjustable Height Pneumatic Stand Up Desk – Sit to Stand with Your Current Desk in Seconds (2 Tier, White)
Creating a healthy workspace doesn't require dismantling your entire office or spending thousands of dollars. The AirRise Pro from Stand Up Desk Store is an affordable and high-quality way to change any existing surface into a standing workstation. This adjustable height desk easily raises and lowers in mere seconds, helping you strike a balance between sitting and standing. Designed with two tiers for ideal ergonomics, the spacious top shelf holds a variety of monitor setups and the lower shelf houses your keyboard and mouse. A pneumatic air cylinder enables smooth adjustment from top to bottom, giving you the flexibility to move from sit to stand almost effortlessly. The 32" wide desktop gives you room for dual monitors, while a spacious lower tier holds your keyboard and mouse. Even when raised to its maximum 15.75 inches above your desk, the AirRise Pro remains stable and reliable with a well-weighted steel frame, holding up to 35 lbs. Base Dimensions: 32" W and 23.5" D
Monogram M Red White Polka Dot and Filigree Blue 18 x 13 Rectangular Applique Small Garden Flag
Magnolia Lane Double Applique House Flags are among the finest quality flags in the industry, featuring 3-ply construction. This means two heavily embroidered and appliqued flags are sewn together back to back with batting sewn in between. Reinforced and long lasting flags using a 360-denier nylon. The 3-ply construction process yields a rich looking, luxurious flag that offers a very high end appearance that anyone would be proud to display inside or outside their home or place of business. Each unique design is crafted using weather resistant nylon fabric along with tight, detailed embroidered stitching that is sure to draw attention. This flag will fit on any garden pole. Flags size 13" x 18".
BALDR Weather Station, Displays Humidity and Temperature, Min, Max, and Trend Indicator, White
Description： This thermo-hygrometer station is necessary for each house. Current temperature display with min/max data display simultaneously. Temperature display with arrow trend. So you can know the temperature trend and make schedule beforehand. Current humidity display with min/max data display. Humidity display with arrow trend. So you can see the humidity trend and to open your humidifier or dehumidifier. Features: 1. Measures Humidity and Temperature (F/C). 2. Max and Min of Humidity and Temperature Display. 3. Arrow Trends for Both Humidity and Temperature. 4. Comfort Level Icon. 5. Low Battery Indicator. 6. Powered By 2*AAA Batteries(Not Included). Specification: Item Size: 3"L*1.5"W*4.17"H (76*38*106mm) Net weight:71g Package weight: 130g Color: White/Black with Silver Frame Package contains: 1pc*B0109TH Thermo-hygrometer Station ; 1*Instruction Manual
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