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.
“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