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

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

by Hanes Walton Jr., Robert C. Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0205079911

ISBN-13: 9780205079919

Pub. Date: 03/08/2011

Publisher: Pearson

This dynamic and comprehensive text from 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

Overview

This dynamic and comprehensive text from 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 of all Americans.

New to the Eighth Edition


    • A new co-author, Sherri L. Wallace, is renowned for her teaching, scholarship, and participation in APSA’s American government textbook assessment for coverage of race, ethnicity, and gender. She is the perfect addition in an election year that includes female presidential candidates as well as candidates of color and issues focusing on racial tension and inequality.
    • Offers a new Media Integration Guide for the first time.
    • Provides the first overall assessment of the Obama administration in relation to domestic and foreign policy and racial politics in particular.
    • Updated through the 2016 elections, connecting the Obama years with the new administration. Looks at candidates Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson in particular in relation to the themes of the book.
    • Adds a new section on State Politics and Elections.
    • Includes new sections on intersectionality dealing with issues of race, gender and sexuality; LGBT issues as another manifestation of the struggle for universal freedom; a discussion of the "Black Lives Matter" movement; and a new section focusing on the changing character of black ethnicity as result of increased immigration from Africa and the Caribbean.
    • Discusses the way in which race contributed to the polarization of American politics; the connections to the Tea Party; and the Obama Presidency as the most polarized since the advent of polling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205079919
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(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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