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Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010 (February 2018)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.

From his leadership of the first modern lunch counter sit-ins at age twenty to his work on African American reparations at the time of his death at age seventy-two, Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) was at the cutting edge of African American pol...(Read More)
 
 
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People? (March 2014)
The Impact of Ronald W. Walters on African American Thought and Leadership
Robert C. Smith - Editor
Cedric Johnson - Editor
Robert G. Newby - Editor

A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.

It is rare that a major leader of a protest movement also becomes an accomplished scholar who provides valuable insight into the movement in which he participated. Yet this was precisely what Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) did. Born in Wichita, Kansas, the young Walters l...(Read More)
 
 
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance
John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance (March 2013)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Fascinating look at the challenges faced by John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama in their quests to win the presidency.

Political analysts and journalists often draw analogies between John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic Irish president, and Barack Obama, the first African American president. Their election to the nation’s highest office was historic, but for reasons not fully appreciated. In John F. Kenned...(Read More)
 
 
Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same
Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same (September 2010)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Systematically illustrates the inescapable racism of American conservatism.

In this provocative, wide-ranging study, Robert C. Smith contends that ideological conservatism and racism are and always have been equivalent in the United States. In this carefully constructed and thoroughly documented philosophical, historical, and empirical inquiry, Smith analyzes conservative ideas from John Locke to William F. B...(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)
 
 
We Have No Leaders
We Have No Leaders (September 1996)
African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Robert C. Smith - Author
Ronald W. Walters - Foreword by

This comprehensive study of African American politics since the civil rights era concludes that the black movement has been co-opted, marginalized, and almost wholly incorporated into mainstream institutions.

This is the first comprehensive study of African American politics from the end of the 1960s civil rights era to the present. Not an optimistic book, it concludes that the black movement has been almost wh...(Read More)
 
 
Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (July 1995)
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Robert C. Smith - Author

This book convincingly demonstrates that racism continues to exist in contemporary American society twenty-five years after the civil rights revolution.

"In this insightful book, Robert C. Smith has no reservations about using the 'R' word (racism) as the most accurate label for the still-extensive system of white-generated oppression facing African-Americans. Providing careful, systematic documentation, Smith examines the expre...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Class, and Culture
Race, Class, and Culture (July 1992)
A Study in Afro-American Mass Opinion
Robert C. Smith - Author
Richard Seltzer - Author

Race is arguably the most profound and enduring cleavage in American society and politics. This book examines the sources and dynamics of the race cleavage in American society through a detailed analysis of intergroup and intragroup differences at the level of mass opinion. The ethclass theory, which examines the intersection of ethnicity and class, is used to analyze interracial differences in mass attitudes. This analysis yields three clusters...(Read More)
 
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