This dynamic and comprehensive text from two nationally renowned scholars has been completely updated and demonstrates the profound influence African American have had on American politics. Through the use of two interrelated themesthe idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitionsthe text demonstrates the profound influence African Americans have had on American government and politics. The authors show how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes from the colonial era to the present. In the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized, or expanded, the freedoms for all Americans in numerous coalitions with whitesminority-inspired majority coalitions. This is an accessible text for all students.
1. Universal Freedom Declared, Universal Freedom Denied: Racism, Slavery and the Ideology of White Supremacy in the Founding of the Republic.
2. Federalism and the Limits of Universal Freedom.
II. POLITICAL BEHAVIORISM.
3. Political Culture.
4. Political Socialization.
5. Public Opinion.
6. African-Americans and the Media.
III. COALIATIONS, MOVEMENTS, INTEREST GROUPS, PARTIES, AND ELECTIONS.
7. Social Movements and a Theory of African-American Coalition Politics.
8. Interest Groups.
9. Political Parties.
10. Voting Behavior and Elections.
11. The Congress and the African-American Quest for Universal Freedom.
12. The Presidency and the African-American Quest for Universal Freedom.
13. The Supreme Court and the African-American Quest for Universal Freedom.
14. The Bureaucracy and the African-American Quest for Universal Freedom.
V. PUBLIC POLICY.
15. Domestic Policy and the African-American Quest for Social and Economic Justice.
16. The African-American Voice for Universal Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy.