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New and Published Books

  1. Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States

    Representation at the Intersections

    By Becki Scola

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    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...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. American Identity in the Age of Obama

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

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    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...

    Published November 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    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...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

    Edited by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney, Inderjeet Parmar

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    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 "...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Race and the Politics of the Exception

    Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracy

    By Utz McKnight

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in...

    Published June 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Post-Racial Society is Here

    Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State

    By Wilbur C. Rich

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    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...

    Published February 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Conservatism in the Black Community

    To the Right and Misunderstood

    By Angela K. Lewis

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    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...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Jim Crow Citizenship

    Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy

    By Marek D. Steedman

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge