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Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow? (January 2022)
The Twenty First Century's Restrictive New Voting Laws and Their Impact
Michael A. Smith - Editor

Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.

Since 2003, several US states have passed new laws that complicate the process of voter registration and voting. Framed as controls on voter fraud, the laws have spawned controversy in both the courts and public opinion, the latter fallin...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity (August 2021)
Sherrow O. Pinder - Author

A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson’s ambiguous racial identity.

In Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity, Sherrow O. Pinder explores the ways in which the late singer’s racial identification process problematizes conceptualizations of race and the presentation of blackness that reduces blacks to a bodily mark. Pinder is particula...(Read More)
 
 
Imagining the Fed
Imagining the Fed (April 2021)
The Struggle for the Heart of the Federal Reserve, 1913-1970
Nicolas Thompson - Author

Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.

Imagining the Fed traces a six-decade struggle to shape the Federal Reserve’s policymaking organs, the Washington-based Board and the Federal Open Market Committee. Conventional wisdom holds that Congress ended the system’s strugg...(Read More)
 
 
From the Bayou to the Bay
From the Bayou to the Bay (January 2021)
The Autobiography of a Black Liberation Scholar
Robert C. Smith - Author

The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.

In this refreshingly candid intellectual autobiography, Robert C. Smith traces the evolution of his consciousness and identity from his early days in rural Louisiana to his emergence as one of the nation’s leading scholars of African American politics. He interweaves this personal narrativ...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment (August 2020)
Daniel P. Franklin - Author
Stanley M. Caress - Author
Robert M. Sanders - Author
Cole D. Taratoot - Author

Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.

The Politics of Presidential Impeachment takes a distinctive and fresh look at the impeachment provision of the US Constitution. Instead of studying it from a legal-constitutional perspective, the authors use a social science approach incorporating extensive case studies and qua...(Read More)
 
 
Fight to Live, Live to Fight
Fight to Live, Live to Fight (July 2019)
Veteran Activism after War
Benjamin Schrader - Author

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

While veterans are often cast as a “problem” for society, Fight to Live, Live to Fight challenges this view by focusing on the progressive, positive, and productive activism that veterans engage in. Benjamin Schrader weaves his own experiences as a former member of the American ...(Read More)
 
 
One America?
One America? (May 2019)
Presidential Appeals to Racial Resentment from LBJ to Trump
Nathan Angelo - Author

Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archetypal white, Middle-American swing voter.

Despite major advancements in civil rights in the United States since the 1960s, racial inequality continues to persist in American society. While it may appear that presidents do not address the topic of race, it lurks in the background of presidenti...(Read More)
 
 
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era (May 2019)
Heather E. Harris - Editor

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era expands the discourse about Barack Obama’s two terms as president by reflecting upon the impact of neo-racism during his tenure. Continually in conversation with Étienne Balibar’s conceptualization of neo-racism as being racism without race, the contributors examine how identities become the target of neo...(Read More)
 
 
Stranger in a Strange State
Stranger in a Strange State (May 2019)
The Politics of Carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown
Christopher J. Galdieri - Author

Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.

Candidates normally run for office in the places where they live. Occasionally, however, a politician will run as a carpetbagger—someone who moves to a new state for the express purpose of running, or who runs in one state after holding office in another. Stranger in a Strange State...(Read More)
 
 
From News to Talk
From News to Talk (April 2019)
The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in US Journalism
Kimberly Meltzer - Author

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

From News to Talk examines what journalists think about the movement toward often opinionated, sometimes uncivil, talk in news. It provides an important intervention in debates about the future of news by investigating what journalists themse...(Read More)
 
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