"Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, Fourth Edition

by Paula D. McClain, Joseph Stewart Jr.
     
 

In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, issues of liberty, equality, and community continue to challenge Americans. In the fourth edition of this widely acclaimed text, Paula McClain and Joseph Stewart combine traditional elements of political science analysis-history, Constitutional theory,

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Overview

In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, issues of liberty, equality, and community continue to challenge Americans. In the fourth edition of this widely acclaimed text, Paula McClain and Joseph Stewart combine traditional elements of political science analysis-history, Constitutional theory, institutions, political behavior, and policy actors-with a fully updated survey of the political status of four major groups: African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. They show similarities and differences in these groups’ political action and experience, and point the way toward coalition, competition, and consensus building in the face of ongoing conflict. Two dilemmas shape the book: How do we as a nation reconcile a commitment to equality with persistent inequality and discrimination? And what can we do about it-from the perspective of ethnic and racial minorities as well as within the dominant culture? Thoroughly updated following the 2004 national elections and complete 2000 Census data, this new edition provides a concise overview of minority politics in America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343211
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/03/2005
Series:
Dilemmas in American Politics Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paula D. McClain is professor of political science, public policy, and African and African American Studies at Duke University as well as the co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of Politics, American Political Science Review, Urban Affairs Review, and American Politics Quarterly.

 

Joseph Stewart, Jr., is professor of political science at Clemson University. His work has appeared in a variety of political science, education, public policy, and interdisciplinary journals. His award-winning books include Race, Class, and Education (with Ken Meier and Robert England) and The Politics of Hispanic Education (with Ken Meier).

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