Updated in a new 6th edition, American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom is a dynamic and comprehensive book from two nationally renowned scholars. This book continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics. The authors show that through the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have universalized and expanded the freedoms for all Americans.
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Faces and Voices of the Struggle boxed feature appearing in most chapters highlights Americans - black and white, famous and obscure - who affected the foundations of our nation and helped to universalize the quest for freedom. Examples include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Belafonte, John Mercer Langston, and Barack Obama.
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This open-access site contains a variety of tools to help students become engaged in the ongoing quest for universal freedom. It includes links to primary sources, African American elected officials, media, think tanks, scholarly associations and interest groups. The “In The News” section is updated regularly with ongoing issues that relate to topics in the book.
Hanes Walton, Jr. (1941-2013), Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, was an architect of the modern study of African American politics. Over four decades of prodigious research (including 25 books) and conceptual refinement he helped to make the subfield of black politics an important area of study in political science. His last book was The African American Electorate: A Statistical Portrait. Robert C. Smith, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, San Francisco State University, is the author of multiple books and articles and of the Encyclopedia of African American Politics. His most recent books are Conservatism and Racism and Why in America They are the Same and John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama and the Politics of Ethnic Incorporation and Avoidance. Sherri L. Wallace is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. She has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and instructional design and serves in a variety of teaching and learning capacities with APSA task forces, curriculum assessments, and textbook evaluations.
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Book Description Pearson, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205079911