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American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

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9780321070388

ISBN10:
0321070380
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

This dynamic new book from two nationally renowned scholars is the first one to comprehensively examine the African American experience in American politics. Taking the standard topics and addressing them from the African American perspective, this book goes one step further than similar books by showing readers the profound influence African Americans have had on American government and politics.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
ix
List of Figures
xiii
List of Boxes
xv
Preface xvii
About the Authors xxi
PART I Foundations 1(38)
Universal Freedom Declared, Universal Freedom Denied: Racism, Slavery, and the Ideology of White Supremacy in the Founding of the Republic
3(16)
Freedom: A Typological Analysis
4(1)
Freedom, Power, and Politics
5(6)
Philosophy, Politics, and Interest in Constitution Formation
11(8)
Federalism and the Limits of Universal Freedom
19(20)
Federalism: Origins and Operations in the United States
21(5)
Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the Civil-Rights Movement: The Triumph of National-Centered Power
26(2)
The Fourteenth Amendment: The American Charter of Universal Freedom
28(11)
PART II Political Behaviorism 39(48)
Political Culture
41(10)
The Concept of Political Culture and the Invisibility of African Americans
41(1)
The Literature on the African American Political Culture
42(1)
The African American Political Culture: An Empirical Estimation
43(8)
Political Socialization
51(11)
Gunnar Myrdal and the Political Socialization of African Americans
51(1)
The Literature on African American Political Socialization
52(4)
African American Political Socialization: An Empirical Estimation of Religion and the Church as Agents
56(6)
Public Opinion
62(12)
Gunnar Myrdal and African American Public Opinion
62(1)
Modern Racism
63(4)
African American Ideology: Liberalism
67(3)
African American Ideology: Black Nationalism
70(4)
African Americans and the Media
74(13)
Gunnar Myrdal and the African American Media
74(2)
The African American Media and African Americans in the Mass Media
76(4)
The African American Media Variable: An Empirical Estimation
80(7)
PART III Coalitions, Movements, Interest Groups, Parties, and Elections 87(88)
Social Movements and a Theory of African American Coalition Politics
89(29)
A Theory of African American Coalition Politics
90(3)
The First Rights-Based Movement: The Abolitionist Coalition
93(4)
Material-Based Coalition From Populism to Communism
97(3)
The Second Rights-Based Coalition: The Civil Rights Movement
100(4)
The Black Power Movement and the Transformation from Movement to Interest Group Politics
104(1)
The Dual Impact of Black Power: Radicalism and Reform
105(13)
Interest Groups
118(18)
Black Groups, the ``Black Agenda,'' and the Problem of Resource Constraint
118(7)
Black Nationalist Movements
125(11)
Political Parties
136(21)
African American Party Behavior: The Group and the Individual Dimensions
139(7)
African American Party Convention Behavior
146(11)
Voting Behavior and Elections
157(18)
Electoral Power: The Theory and Practice of the ``Balance of Power'' Concept
164(3)
African American Voting Behavior: Empirical Renderings
167(8)
PART IV Institutions 175(86)
The Congress and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
177(17)
The Representation of African Americans in Congress
178(2)
Congressional Elections and African Americans
180(2)
African American Power in the House
182(1)
African Americans in the Congressional Power Structure
183(2)
Congressional Responsiveness to the African American Quest for Universal Rights and Freedom
185(4)
Material-Based Rights: From Forty Acres and a Mule to the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act
189(5)
The Presidency and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
194(20)
Abraham Lincoln: The Paradigmatic President
194(6)
The Racial Attitudes and Policies of American Presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton
200(1)
The Presidency and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom: From the Revolutionary Era to the Post-Civil Rights Era
200(14)
The Supreme Court and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
214(22)
Judicial Appointments and African Americans
216(1)
How Should the Constitution Be Interpreted: Judicial Restraint Versus Judicial Activism and the Implications for Universal Freedom
216(2)
The Supreme Court and African Americans: Rights-Based and Material-Based Cases
218(5)
Rights-Based Cases
223(4)
Material-Based Cases: Affirmative Action
227(9)
The Bureaucracy and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
236(25)
The Nature of the Federal Bureaucracy
237(1)
Creating a Bureaucracy with Race as a Mission: The Role of Necessity
237(4)
Running the Bureaucracy: African American Political Appointees
241(7)
Staffing the Bureaucracy: African American Civil Servants
248(4)
Shaping Bureaucratic Policy: Antidiscrimination Rule Making
252(1)
The Clinton Administration and Civil Rights Regulatory Reform
253(3)
Bureaucratic Implementation: Federalism and States' Rights
256(5)
PART V Public Policy 261(42)
Domestic Policy and the African American Quest for Social and Economic Justice
263(16)
The Federal Government, the Economy, and the Welfare State
263(1)
African Americans and the Quest for Full Employment
264(1)
The Failure of Universal Employment
265(3)
Consequences of the Failure of Full Employment on the African American Community
268(2)
Unemployment, Poverty, and the African American Family
270(1)
Ending Welfare as We Know It
270(9)
The African American Quest for Universal Freedom and U. S. Foreign Policy
279(24)
African Americans as Foreign Policy Implementors/Managers
280(4)
African Americans as Foreign Policy Dissenters
284(5)
Trans Africa: African Americans as Foreign Policy Makers
289(2)
African Americans and Citizen Diplomacy: Historical Background and Context
291(3)
The Impact of African Americans on U. S. Foreign Policy
294(9)
Appendix 303(26)
The Declaration of Independence
305(4)
The Constitution of the United States of America
309(16)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ``I Have a Dream'' Speech
325(4)
Index 329


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