Amongst the key topics covered are:
symbolic versus substantive politics
the impact of race on socio–economic status
the post –Civil Rights leadership vacuum
the rise of Black Conservatism and "New Black Politics"
the political significance of Black Mega–Churches
the emergence of "Hip Hop" as an alternative political voice
the future of African – American Politics
This book will be essential reading for students of American and minority politics, African – American studies and related disciplines. It will serve as a catalyst for dialogue for anyone interested in the role of African Americans in contemporary US political life.
For more information and resources visit the accompanying series website: [external URL]
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 African Americans and Democracy
Chapter 3 African Americans and Dollars & Sense
Chapter 4 African Americans and Voting Behavior
Chapter 5 African Americans and Congress
Chapter 6 African Americans and the President
Chapter 7 African Americans and the Judiciary
Chapter 8 African Americans and Political Parties
Chapter 9 African Americans and Interest Groups
Chapter 10 African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement
Chapter 11 African Americans and the Black Church
Chapter 12 African Americans and the Politics of Hip Hop
Chapter 13 Where Do We Go From Here?
Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University
"Kendra King′s text captures the complex interaction between African Americans and US political institutions. It provides a deep understanding of the hopes and dreams of a population often left on the outside of American democracy and how that experience is critical to understanding American political institutions and politics. Students of African American politics in particular and American politics in general will be well served by reading this text."
Mark Sawyer, University of California