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Politics in the New South
Politics in the New South (September 2005)
Representation of African Americans in Southern State Legislatures
Charles E. Menifield - Editor
Stephen D. Shaffer - Editor

2006 V.O. Key Award presented by the Southern Political Science Association

Documents political advances made by African Americans in the South over the last twenty-five years.

This authoritative study of contemporary state legislatures in the South provides a fascinating account of how African Americans have achieved noticeable political power since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965....(Read More)
Desegregating the City
Desegregating the City (May 2005)
Ghettos, Enclaves, and Inequality
David P. Varady - Editor

Multidisciplinary perspectives on segregation in the United States and other developed countries.

Desegregating the City takes a global, multidisciplinary look at segregation and the strengths and weaknesses of different antisegregation strategies in the United States and other developed countries. In contrast to previous works focusing exclusively on racial ghettos (products of coercion), this book also disc...(Read More)
Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting
Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting (March 2004)
Minority-Opportunity Districts and the Election of Hispanics and Blacks to City Councils
Joshua G. Behr - Author

Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.

Why do cities with similar minority populations vary greatly in the adoption of minority-opportunity districts and, by extension, differ in the number of elected Hispanic and black representatives? Through in-depth research of the districting processes of more than 100 cities, Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Cit...(Read More)
Black Haze
Black Haze (January 2004)
Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities
Ricky L. Jones - Author

The first book solely devoted to the subject of black fraternity hazing.

As a fraternity member, past chapter president, and former national committee representative, Ricky L. Jones is uniquely qualified to write about the sometimes deadly world of black fraternity hazing. Examining five major black Greek-letter fraternities, Jones maintains that hazing rituals within these fraternities are more deeply ingrained, phys...(Read More)
Black Power in the Suburbs
Black Power in the Suburbs (October 2002)
The Myth or Reality of African American Suburban Political Incorporation
Valerie C. Johnson - Author

The first comprehensive study of African American suburban political empowerment.

The country’s largest concentration of African American suburban affluence represents a unique laboratory to study the internal factors associated with African American political ascendancy and the convergence of race and class. Black Power in the Suburbs chronicles Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the twenty-three...(Read More)
Foreign Policy and the Black (Inter)national Interest
Foreign Policy and the Black (Inter)national Interest (August 2000)
Charles P. Henry - Editor

Examines African American influence on United States foreign policy in the post-Cold War era.

With African Americans largely absent from the debate over post-Cold War foreign policy, this book gives voice to ways in which our foreign policy has fallen short of multi-cultural democratic ideals and suggests corrective measures. Covering such global issues as drug and arms control, trade, democracy-building and education, and such country...(Read More)
Black Atlantic Politics
Black Atlantic Politics (August 2000)
Dilemmas of Political Empowerment in Boston and Liverpool
William E. Nelson Jr. - Author

Winner of the 2000 Best Book on Comparative Racial and Ethnic Politics Presented by the American Political Science Association, Section of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Groundbreaking research on Black political participation and urban race relations on both sides of the Atlantic.

This first comprehensive comparative study of Black politics focuses on American and British settings--Boston and Liverpool. The author argues tha...(Read More)
Women in Chains
Women in Chains (November 1999)
The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women's Fiction
Venetria K. Patton - Author

CHOICE 2000 Outstanding Academic Book
Traces the connection between slavery and the way in which black women fiction writers depict female characters and address gender issues, particularly maternity.

Using writers such as Harriet Wilson, Frances E. W. Harper, Pauline Hopkins, Toni Morrison, Sherley Anne Williams, and Gayl Jones, the author highlights recurring themes and the various responses of black women writers to the i...(Read More)
The Color of Freedom
The Color of Freedom (April 1999)
Race and Contemporary American Liberalism
David Carroll Cochran - Author

Offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the United States's continuing dilemma of race.

Using liberal political theory to explore the politics of race in the United States, The Color of Freedom offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the country's continuing dilemma of race. Cochran develops an argument about how contemporary liberalism understands race, what is inadequate about thi...(Read More)
African American Leadership
African American Leadership (March 1999)
Ronald W. Walters - Author
Robert C. Smith - Author

CHOICE 2000 Outstanding Academic Book
Written by two of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the topic, this book provides a panoramic overview of black leadership in the United States.
"This book is the first comprehensive treatment of black leadership to date. It is both historical and contemporary in its breadth and depth." -- Rickey Hill, South Carolina State University
Written by two preeminent scholars of the subject,...(Read More)
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