The Authors: Lewis A. Randolph is associate professor of political science at Ohio University. Gayle T. Tate is associate professor of political science in the Africana Studies Department at Rutgers University. They coedited Dimensions of Black Conservatism in the United States.
"This book is a welcome addition to the expanding literature on urban politics in the United States. Based on extensive scholarship and oral interviews, Randolph and Tate describe the complex interplay of racial, class, and gender issues in explaining political continuity and change in the capital of the former Confederacy."