Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress / Edition 1

Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress / Edition 1

by Carol M. Swain
ISBN-10:
0761834079
ISBN-13:
9780761834076
Pub. Date:
04/05/2006
Publisher:
University Press of America
ISBN-10:
0761834079
ISBN-13:
9780761834076
Pub. Date:
04/05/2006
Publisher:
University Press of America
Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress / Edition 1

Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress / Edition 1

by Carol M. Swain

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Overview

Winner of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award from the American Political Science Association; the D.B. Hardeman Prize for the best scholarly work on Congress from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation; and co-winner of the V.O. Key Award from the Southern Political Science Association; Selected by Library Choice Journal as one of seven "Outstanding Academic Books of 1994"

Through analysis of both black and white members of Congress, Black Faces, Black Interests challenges the proposition that only African Americans can represent black interests effectively and argues for black and white representatives to form coalitions to better serve their constituents. Since its publication in 1993, this book has been cited three times by the U.S. Supreme Court and has spawned numerous studies of minority representation. This enlarged edition features a new chapter entitled "Black Congressional Representation since 1992."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761834076
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication date: 04/05/2006
Edition description: Enlarged Edition
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 900,492
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carol M. Swain is Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Swain's most recent books include The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and its edited companion Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 I. The Context: 1. The Representation of Black Interests in Congress; 2. Tracing the Footsteps of Blacks on the Hill Part 3 II. Black Representatives: 3. Black Representatives of Historically Black Districts; 4. Black Representatives of Newly Black Districts; 5. Black Representatives of Heterogeneous Districts; 6. Black Representatives of Majority-White Districts Part 4 III. White Representatives: 7. White Representatives of Minority-Black Districts; 8. White Representatives of Majority-Black Districts Part 5 IV. Implications: 9. Strategies for Increasing Black Representation of Blacks; 10. The Future of Black Congressional Representation; 11. Black Congressional Representation since 1992 Chapter 6 Appendix A. Research Methods Chapter 7 Appendix B. Campaign Finance 1980-1990 Chapter 8 Appendix C. Legislative Records of All Black Representatives, 100th Congress Chapter 9 Notes Chapter 10 Index
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