Black Elected Officials: Study of Black Americans Holding Government Office

Black Elected Officials: Study of Black Americans Holding Government Office

by James Conyers, Walter L. Wallace

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$43.00

Overview

Presents the first nationwide profile of black Americans (over 3,500) who now hold elective governmental office. The book is based upon a questionnaire survey of black elected officials together with a comparison survey of white men and women elected to similar types of offices in the same geographical region. The inclusion of extensive quotations from interviews with thirty-four black elected officials adds realism, depth, and insight to the quantitative analysis. The authors interrelate fresh and meaningful information on the political ideologies and motivations of black officials, their perceived political impacts, and expectations for the future. Presents the first nationwide profile of black Americans (over 3,500) who now hold elective governmental office. The book is based upon a questionnaire survey of black elected officials together with a comparison survey of white men and women elected to similar types of offices in the same geographical region. The inclusion of extensive quotations from interviews with thirty-four black elected officials adds realism, depth, and insight to the quantitative analysis. The authors interrelate fresh and meaningful information on the political ideologies and motivations of black officials, their perceived political impacts, and expectations for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871542069
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 03/17/1976
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JAMES E.CONYERS is professor of sociology at Indiana State University. WALTER L. WALLACE is professor of sociology at Princeton University.

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