Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 African Americans and Democracy
Chapter 3 African Americans and Dollars & Sense
Chapter 4 African Americans and Voting Behavior
Chapter 5 African Americans and Congress
Chapter 6 African Americans and the President
Chapter 7 African Americans and the Judiciary
Chapter 8 African Americans and Political Parties
Chapter 9 African Americans and Interest Groups
Chapter 10 African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement
Chapter 11 African Americans and the Black Church
Chapter 12 African Americans and the Politics of Hip Hop
Chapter 13 Where Do We Go From Here?
Kendra King is associate professor of politics and the director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership program at Oglethorpe University.
" African American Politics is likely to be a very useful volume for students and for general readers seeking a context for understanding the Obama election and contemporary racial politics. The book elegantly melds mainstream political science ideas and topics with innovative themes, a sophisticated historical consciousness, and continued demonstration of the ways in which African American politics is, and is not, American politics tout court." Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University "Kendra King's text captures the complex interaction between African Americans and US political institutions. It provides a deep understanding of the hopes and dreams of a population often left on the outside of American democracy and how that experience is critical to understanding American political institutions and politics. Students of African American politics in particular and American politics in general will be well served by reading this text." Mark Sawyer, University of California