Race and American Political Development

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Joseph E. Lowndes, Julie Novkov, Dorian Tod Warren
Routledge, 2008 - Political Science - 348 pages
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Race has been present at every critical moment in American political development, shaping political institutions, political discourse, public policy, and its denizens' political identities. But because of the nature of race—its evolving and dynamic status as a structure of inequality, a political organizing principle, an ideology, and a system of power—we must study the politics of race historically, institutionally, and discursively.

Covering more than three hundred years of American political history from the founding to the contemporary moment, the contributors in this volume make this extended argument. Together, they provide an understanding of American politics that challenges our conventional disciplinary tools of studying politics and our conservative political moment's dominant narrative of racial progress. This volume, the first to collect essays on the role of race in American political history and development, resituates race in American politics as an issue for sustained and broadened critical attention.

 

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Contents

1 Race and American political development
1
2 Race and the dual state in the early American republic
31
3 Charleston the Vesey conspiracy and the development of the police power
59
4 Racial orders in American political development
80
the internal postcolonialism of midnineteenthcentury American expansionism
106
6 Reconstruction race and revolution
125
7 Jim Crow reform and the democratization of the south
155
the NAACP confronts racism and inequality in the labor movement 194065
180
9 Legacies of slavery? Race and historical causation in American political development
206
racial order as law and order in postwar American politics
234
Lyndon Johnson and the civil rights movement
256
12 The triumph of racial liberalism the demise of racial justice
288
the intersection of race and religion in United States political development
312
Index
337
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Joseph E. Lowndes is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. He is author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism.

Julie Novkov is Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Constituting Workers, Protecting Women and Racial Union, and a co-editor with Bárbara Sutton and Sandra Morgen of Security Disarmed.

Dorian T. Warren is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

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