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Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress

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In this incisive book Carol Swain explores what strategies are most likely to lead to greater representation of black political interests. She studies the constituency relations and roll-call voting of black members of Congress from a variety of districts--historically black, newly black, heterogeneous, and primarily white--and of white members from districts with either a black majority or a significant black minority. She challenges the proposition that only African Americans can represent black interests effectively, and argues that blacks must form coalitions with white representatives to serve black needs. Swain has updated this edition with a new chapter entitled "Black Congressional Representation since 1992."

About the Author

Carol M. Swain is Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674076167
Subtitle:
The Representation of African Americans in Congress
Author:
Swain, Carol M.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Congress
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Representative government and representation
Subject:
Representative government and representation -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - Legislative Branch
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Enl. ed., 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.
Publication Date:
19980811
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in .88 lb

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