The African American Electorate / Edition 0

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This text by Walton (political science, Univ. of Michigan), Sherman C. Puckett (political science, Univ. of Michigan), and Donald R. Deskins, Jr. (sociology, emeritus, Univ. of Michigan) "offers the first systematic and comprehensive" analysis of the African American electorate from 1610 through Reconstruction, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the 2008 presidential election. The information is factual and the methodology used is clearly explained, despite early historical information being "spotty [and] fragmentary." Each chapter features accessible information with notes, tables, lists of historical figures, resources for further reading, and conclusions based on the material presented. The history continues in Volume 2, which includes a comprehensive section of appendixes with even more data for each chapter and similar themes such as specific elections, state-by-state information, and demographics, as well as a lengthy "Summary and Conclusions" section relating to the information presented in the text and based on the authors' research and interpretation of the data. A cumulative bibliography subdivided by online, government, and "key data" sources provides a useful resource for researchers. VERDICT An excellent resource for college and adult users interested in this facet of American and political history.—Beth Bland, Milwaukee, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872895089
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 1,085,002
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 2.10 (d)

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