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African American Politics. US Minority Politics

  • ID: 3797234
  • Book
  • November 2009
  • Region: United States, Africa
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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African–American Politics is a cutting–edge introduction to the political successes, failures, and persistent challenges of African–American political participation in the United States. Exploring both historic and present day political phenomena, the book draws on a wide range of sources, including U.S. Census data, Gallup Polls, landmark court opinions, speeches and first–hand interviews to provide the reader with a comprehensive and up–to–the–minute analysis of what often appear to be "irreconcilable differences" between the American political system and one of its most historically subjugated constituency groups.

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]
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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?


Works Cited

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Kendra King
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