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  • Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution

    By Dianne Pinderhughes

    Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution brings together three decades of hard-to-find essays by influential scholar Dianne Pinderhughes. The essays provide a window into the institutional, political, and policy developments in African American politics in the post civil rights era.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 

  • Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

    By Yohuru Williams

    The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy

    By Pierre Orelus

    This book critically examines Obama’s presidency and legacy, especially in regard to race, inequality, education, and political power. Orelus depicts an “interest convergence factor” that led many White liberals and the corporate media to help Obama get elected in 2008 and 2012. He assesses Obama’s…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09

  • Conservatism in the Black Community

    To the Right and Misunderstood

    By Angela K. Lewis

    Conservatism in the Black Community examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States

    Representation at the Intersections

    By Becki Scola

    Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • The Post-Racial Society is Here

    Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State

    By Wilbur C. Rich

    In a provocative and controversial analysis, Wilbur C. Rich’s The Post-Racial Society is Here conclusively demonstrates that nation is in midst of a post-racial society. Yet many Americans are skeptical of this fundamental social transformation. The failure of recognition is related to the remnants…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • American Identity in the Age of Obama

    Edited by Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Richard L. O’Bryant

    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country’s long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an event foreseen by…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Black Conservatism

    Essays in Intellectual and Political History

    Edited by Peter Eisenstadt

    This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21

  • From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their…

    Paperback – 2013-11-19
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

    Edited by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney, Inderjeet Parmar

    The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change, while previously acknowledged demographic changes were hastily heralded as the dawn of a "…

    Paperback – 2013-10-18
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Something's in the Air

    Race, Crime, and the Legalization of Marijuana

    Edited by Katherine Tate, James Lance Taylor, Mark Q. Sawyer

    America’s drug laws have always exerted an unequal and unfair toll on Blacks and Latinos, who are arrested more often than Whites for the possession of illegal drugs and given harsher sentences. In this volume, contributors ask how would marijuana legalization affect communities of color? Is…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13

  • New Orleans in the Atlantic World

    Between Land and Sea

    Edited by William Boelhower

    The thematic project ‘New Orleans in the Atlantic World’ was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city’s identity and destiny belong to the broader Caribbean and Atlantic worlds as perhaps no other American city does. Balanced…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08

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