Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America (New in Paper)

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Overview

"Uneasy Alliances provides an excellent overview of the politics of race and sectional conflict that led to the development of the party system. It is an important contribution to the literature on party politics and African-American politics more broadly."—Carol M. Swain, Princeton University

"This is a bold, provocative book. . . . Scholars and activists will soon be talking about Frymer's argument and figuring out whether they agree or disagree. It's that kind of a book-hard to ignore."—Richard M. Valelly, Swarthmore College

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Editorial Reviews

Political Science Quarterly
The vast literature on American political parties has been immensely enriched and enhanced by this pioneering work on race and parties. . . .This is a highly recommended work.
— Hanes Walton, Jr.
American Political Science Review
In a work that effectively challenges cherished notions of how the political system functions, Paul Frymer . . . shows the centrality of race in the American political process. In addition, he makes a strong theoretical contribution to our analysis of the functioning of political parties in democratic regimes. Uneasy Alliances will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike, for both its substantive arguments and its theoretical achievements.
— Howard L. Reiter
Journal of Politics
Frymer makes a strong case that Democratic presidential candidates have distanced themselves from black voters and issues. . . . The villain in the tale is the United States electoral structure, the two-party, winner-take-all system.
— Sandra Featherman
Choice
Frymer argues that the failure to seriously address white racism's impact on the party system causes us to misunderstand how and why African Americans are and remain at the margins for reasons not related to their abilities and potential impact on the American political system.
Political Science Quarterly - Hanes Walton
The vast literature on American political parties has been immensely enriched and enhanced by this pioneering work on race and parties. . . .This is a highly recommended work.
American Political Science Review - Howard L. Reiter
In a work that effectively challenges cherished notions of how the political system functions, Paul Frymer . . . shows the centrality of race in the American political process. In addition, he makes a strong theoretical contribution to our analysis of the functioning of political parties in democratic regimes. Uneasy Alliances will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike, for both its substantive arguments and its theoretical achievements.
Journal of Politics - Sandra Featherman
Frymer makes a strong case that Democratic presidential candidates have distanced themselves from black voters and issues. . . . The villain in the tale is the United States electoral structure, the two-party, winner-take-all system.
From the Publisher
"The vast literature on American political parties has been immensely enriched and enhanced by this pioneering work on race and parties. . . .This is a highly recommended work."—Hanes Walton, Jr., Political Science Quarterly

"In a work that effectively challenges cherished notions of how the political system functions, Paul Frymer . . . shows the centrality of race in the American political process. In addition, he makes a strong theoretical contribution to our analysis of the functioning of political parties in democratic regimes. Uneasy Alliances will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike, for both its substantive arguments and its theoretical achievements."—Howard L. Reiter, American Political Science Review

"Frymer makes a strong case that Democratic presidential candidates have distanced themselves from black voters and issues. . . . The villain in the tale is the United States electoral structure, the two-party, winner-take-all system."—Sandra Featherman, Journal of Politics

"Frymer argues that the failure to seriously address white racism's impact on the party system causes us to misunderstand how and why African Americans are and remain at the margins for reasons not related to their abilities and potential impact on the American political system."—Choice

American Political Science Review
In a work that effectively challenges cherished notions of how the political system functions, Paul Frymer . . . shows the centrality of race in the American political process. In addition, he makes a strong theoretical contribution to our analysis of the functioning of political parties in democratic regimes. Uneasy Alliances will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike, for both its substantive arguments and its theoretical achievements.
— Howard L. Reiter
Choice

Frymer argues that the failure to seriously address white racism's impact on the party system causes us to misunderstand how and why African Americans are and remain at the margins for reasons not related to their abilities and potential impact on the American political system.
Journal of Politics

Frymer makes a strong case that Democratic presidential candidates have distanced themselves from black voters and issues. . . . The villain in the tale is the United States electoral structure, the two-party, winner-take-all system.
— Sandra Featherman
Political Science Quarterly

The vast literature on American political parties has been immensely enriched and enhanced by this pioneering work on race and parties. . . .This is a highly recommended work.
— Hanes Walton, Jr.
American Political Science Review

In a work that effectively challenges cherished notions of how the political system functions, Paul Frymer . . . shows the centrality of race in the American political process. In addition, he makes a strong theoretical contribution to our analysis of the functioning of political parties in democratic regimes. Uneasy Alliances will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike, for both its substantive arguments and its theoretical achievements.
— Howard L. Reiter
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Meet the Author

Paul Frymer is associate professor of politics at Princeton University. He is the author of "Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party" (Princeton).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgment xi

Chapter 1 Introdution 3

Chapter 2 Competitive Parties and the "Invisibility" of Captured Groups 27

Chapter 3 National Party Competition and the Disenfranchisement of black Voters in the South, 1866-1932 49

Chapter 4 Capture Inside the Democratic Party, 1965-1996 87

Chapter 5 Party education and Mobilization and Captured Group 120

Chapter 6 Black Representation in Congress 140

Chapter 7 Is the Concept of Electoral Capture Applicable to Other Groups? The Cash of Gay and Lesbian Voters in the Democratic Party and the Christian Right in the Republican Party 179

Afterword to the 2010 Edition. Obama and the Representation of Captured Groups 207

Index 237

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