American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom / Edition 5

American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom / Edition 5

by Hanes Walton, Robert C. Smith
     
 

This dynamic and comprehensive text from two nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics.

Through the use of two interrelated themes–the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions–the text demonstrates

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This dynamic and comprehensive text from two nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics.

Through the use of two interrelated themes–the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions–the text demonstrates how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205638369
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/13/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables. @CHLIST - List of Figures.

List of Boxes.

Preface.

About the Authors.

I. FOUNDATIONS.

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

2. Federalism and the Limits of Universal Freedom.

II. POLITICAL BEHAVIORISM.

3. Political Culture.

4. Political Socialization.

5. Public Opinion.

6. African-Americans and the Media.

III. COALIATIONS, MOVEMENTS, INTEREST GROUPS, PARTIES AND ELECTIONS.

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

8. Interest Groups.

9. Political Parties.

10. Voting Behavior and Elections.

IV. INSTITUTIONS.

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

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

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

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

V. PUBLIC POLICY.

15. Domestic Policy and the African American Quest for Social and Economic Justice.

16. The African American Voice for Universal Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Appendix.

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