Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution
Routledge – 2015 – 272 pages
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. Although written separately, the chapters form a corpus for understanding a number of dimensions of African American politics, as well as for addressing the intellectual and theoretical issues explored in political science by scholars of racial and ethnic politics. The book also offers the opportunity to describe the academic institutions and intellectual communities that have framed this work and these political groups, and to describe how these groups have also served as sources of stimulation for the author. Finally the book allows us to see how Pinderhughes’s personal perspective has evolved over decades of efforts at understanding these areas of racial politics. Integrating these decades of work, along with new introductory and concluding essays, and short introductory essays for each of the sections into which the chapters are placed, provides a clear perspective on African American Politics in the post civil rights era.
Introduction Part 1: Political Power and Participation 1. The Black Vote: The Sleeping Giant (1984) 2. Political Choices: A Realignment in Partisanship Among Black Voters? (1986) 3. Power and Progress: African American Politics in the New Era of Diversity (1992) Part 2: Civil Society: Interest Groups and Political Parties 4. The Articulation of Black Interests by Black, Civil Rights, Professional and Religious Organizations in the Jackson Campaign (1990) 5. Divisions in the Civil Rights Community (1992) 6. Civil Rights Reform in the 21st Century (2001) 7. The Renewal of the Voting Rights Act (2005) Part 3: National Institutions 8. Legislating Racial and Economic Equality in 97th Congress (1984) 9. Civil Rights and the Future of the American Presidency (1988) 10. Faults in the Movement: The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another (1995) Part 4: Domestic and International Policy 11. The Case of African Americans in the Persian Gulf (1991) 12. Viewpoint: An Essay From A Contributor, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1997) Part 5: Black Politics in the Age of Obama 13. The Obama Questions: Race, Presidencies and American Crises (2008) 14. Barack Obama The First Black President: Hope At Last for America? (2009) 15. The Obama Administration at Six Months: Change or Just Hope? (2009) Part 6: Conclusion