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Tarbutton Hall 105
Students will study the origins and evolution of the study of African American politics, comparing and contrasting it with the study of American politics generally, and discerning the unique contribution that studies of African American politics have made to our understanding of the American political system. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to) comparisons between African American and white ethnic politics, African Americans and federalism, electoral politics, political participation, representation inter-group competition, group consciousness, and secondary marginalization.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2003. Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1945. ISBN: 9780521531580.Cambridge University Press.
- 1995. Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics. ISBN: 9780691025438.Princeton University Press.
- 2010. Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation. ISBN: 9781596916067.Bloomsbury Press.
- 2012. Trust in Black America: Race, Discrimination, and Politics. ISBN: 9780814758663.New York University Press.
- 2005. Civil Rights Rhetoric and the American Presidency. ISBN: 9781585444403.Texas A&M University Press.
- 2004. Black Faces in the Mirror: African Americans and Their Representatives in the U.S. Congress. ISBN: 9780691117867.Princeton University Press.
- What's Going On?: Political Incorporation and the Transformation of Black Public Opinion. ISBN: 9781589017023.Georgetown University Press.
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