American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom / Edition 6

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Updated in a new 6th edition, American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom is a dynamic and comprehensive book from two nationally renowned scholars. This book continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics. The authors show that through the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized and expanded the freedoms for all Americans.
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“Walton and Smith continue to provide excellent analysis of the politics and political attitudes and behaviors of African Americans. This sixth edition expands on their analysis of the election of President Obama and what his administration might mean for Black America. As with the other editions, this is an exceptional work and a welcomed new edition.” — Paula McClain, Duke University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205079919
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 146,099
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Universal Freedom Declared, University Freedom Denied: Racism, Slavery, and the Ideology of White Supremacy in the Founding of the Republic

Chapter 2. Federalism and the Limits of Universal Freedom


Chapter 3. Political Culture

Chapter 4. Political Socialization

Chapter 5. Public Opinion

Chapter 6. African Americans and the Media


Chapter 7. Social Movements and a Theory of African American Coalition Politics

Chapter 8. Interest Groups

Chapter 9. Political Parties

Chapter 10. Voting Behavior and Elections


Chapter 11. The Congress and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

Chapter 12. The Presidency and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

Chapter 13. The Supreme Court and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

Chapter 14. The Bureaucracy and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

Chapter 15. Domestic Policy and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

Chapter 16. American Foreign Policy and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

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