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American Politics And The African American Quest For Universal Freedom

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Edition:
4th
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9780321292377

ISBN10:
0321292375
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Longman
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Summary

This dynamic and comprehensive text from two nationally renowned scholars has been completely updated and continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had and continue to have on American politics.

Author Biography

Hanes Walton, Jr. is professor of political science at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

List of Tables viii
List of Figures xi
List of Boxes xii
Preface xiv
About the Authors xviii
PART I FOUNDATIONS
CHAPTER 1 Universal Freedom Declared, Universal Freedom Denied: Racism, Slavery, and the Ideology of White Supremacy in the Founding of the Republic
1(20)
Freedom: A Typological Analysis 2 Freedom, Power, and Politics
3(6)
Philosophy, Politics, and Interest in Constitution Formation
9(12)
CHAPTER 2 Federalism and the Limits of Universal Freedom
21(23)
Federalism: Origins and Operations in the United States
22(6)
Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights Movement: The Triumph of National-Centered Power
28(2)
The Fourteenth Amendment: The American Charter of Universal Freedom
30(14)
PART II POLITICAL BEHAVIORISM 44(42)
CHAPTER 3 Political Culture
44(9)
The Concept of Political Culture and the Invisibility of African Americans
44(1)
The Literature on the African American Political Culture
45(1)
The African American Political Culture: An Empirical Estimation
46(7)
CHAPTER 4 Political Socialization
53(12)
Gunnar Myrdal and the Political Socialization of African Americans
53(1)
The Literature on African American Political Socialization
54(4)
African American Political Socialization: An Empirical Estimation of Religion and the Church as Agents
58(2)
The 2000 Election as an Agent of Political Socialization
60(1)
Collective Memory: The Transmission Belt of African American Political Socialization
61(4)
CHAPTER 5 Public Opinion
65(10)
Gunnar Myrdal and African American Public Opinion
65(1)
White Public Opinion on Race and Racism
66(1)
Recent Literature on African American Opinion
67(1)
African American Opinion: Alienation
68(1)
African American Ideology: Liberalism
68(3)
African American Ideology: Black Nationalism
71(4)
CHAPTER 6 African Americans and the Media
75(11)
Gunnar Myrdal and the African American Media
75(2)
The African American Media and African Americans in the Mass Media
77(4)
Mass Media Coverage of African Americans
81(5)
PART III COALITIONS, MOVEMENTS, INTEREST GROUPS, PARTIES, AND ELECTIONS 86(80)
CHAPTER 7 Social Movements and a Theory of African American Coalition Politics
86(26)
A Theory of African American Coalition Politics
86(2)
The First Rights-Based Movement: The Abolitionist Coalition
88(3)
Abolitionism and Feminism
91(1)
Booker T. Washington's Coalition for Limited Freedom
92(2)
Material-Based Coalitions: From Populism to Communism
94(3)
The Second Rights-Based Coalition: The Civil Rights Movement
97(5)
The Black Power Movement and the Transformation from Movement to Interest Group Politics
102(1)
The Dual Impact of Black Power: Radicalism and Reform
103(9)
CHAPTER 8 Interest Groups
112(17)
Black Groups, the "Black Agenda," and the Problem of Resource Constraint
112(7)
African American Women and the Quest for Universal Freedom
119(1)
Black Nationalist Movements
120(2)
Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam: The Resurgence of Black Nationalism in the Post Civil Rights Era
122(7)
CHAPTER 9 Political Parties
129(21)
The Study of African American Party Behavior: The Group and Systemic Dimensions
129(11)
African American Party Convention Behavior
140(3)
African American Partisanship in a One Party System
143(7)
CHAPTER 10 Voting Behavior and Elections
150(16)
The Historical and Systemic Dimensions of African American Voting Behavior
150(2)
Electoral Power: The Theory and Practice of the "Balance of Power" Concept
152(2)
African American Voting Behavior: Empirical Renderings
154(1)
The 2002 Congressional Elections: The Advantages of Incumbency Versus the Advantages of Money
155(11)
PART IV INSTITUTIONS 166(81)
CHAPTER 11 The Congress and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
166(20)
The Representation of African Americans in Congress
166(2)
Congressional Elections and African Americans
168(2)
The Color of Representation: Does Race Matter?
170(1)
African American Power in the House
171(1)
African Americans in the Congressional Power Structure
172(4)
Congressional Responsiveness to the African American Quest for Universal Rights and Freedom
176(5)
Material-Based Rights: From Forty Acres and a Mule to the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act
181(5)
CHAPTER 12 The Presidency and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
186(23)
Abraham Lincoln: The Paradigmatic President
186(6)
The Racial Attitudes and Policies of American Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush
192(1)
The Presidency and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom: From the Revolutionary Era to the Post-Civil Rights Era
192(17)
CHAPTER 13 The Supreme Court and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
209(21)
Judicial Appointments and African Americans
210(2)
How Should the Constitution Be Interpreted: Judicial Restraint Versus Judicial Activism and the Implications for Universal Freedom
212(2)
The Supreme Court and African Americans: Rights-Based and Material-Based Cases
214(2)
Rights-Based Cases
216(5)
Material-Based Cases: Affirmative Action
221(9)
CHAPTER 14 The Bureaucracy and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom
230(17)
The Nature of the Federal Bureaucracy
230(2)
Bureaucracies with Race Missions
232(1)
Running the Bureaucracy: African American Political Appointees
233(5)
Staffing the Bureaucracy: African American Civil Servants
238(5)
Shaping Bureaucratic Policy: Antidiscrimination Rulemaking
243(1)
Bureaucratic Implementation: Federalism and States' Rights
244(3)
PART V PUBLIC POLICY 247(36)
CHAPTER 15 Domestic Policy and the African American Quest for Social and Economic Justice
247(16)
The Federal Government, the Economy, and the Welfare State
247(1)
The Failure of "Universal" Employment
248(1)
Consequences of the Failure of Full Employment on the African American Community
249(2)
African Americans and the Criminal Justice System
251(1)
Unemployment, Poverty, and the African American Family
252(1)
Ending Welfare as We Know It
253(3)
African Americans and the HIV-AIDS Epidemic
256(1)
African Americans and Same-Sex Marriage: A Cross-Cutting Issue
257(6)
CHAPTER 16 The African American Quest for Universal Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy
263(20)
African Americans as Foreign Policy Implementors/Managers: The Search for "Black Nationality"
264(3)
African Americans as Foreign Policy Dissenters
267(6)
Trans Africa: African Americans as Foreign Policy Lobbyists
273(1)
African Americans and Citizen Diplomacy: Historical Background and Context
274(1)
African American Citizen Diplomats
275(2)
African Americans and the Iraq War
277(6)
Appendix 283(24)
The Declaration of Independence
283(4)
The Constitution of the United States of America
287(17)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech
304(3)
Credits 307(1)
Index 308


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