Encyclopedia of African American Politics

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Infobase Publishing, 2003 - African Americans - 433 pages
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With the Civil Rights movement and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, African-American political participation has increased substantially. Now students, researchers, journalists, and policymakers can turn to Encyclopedia of African-American Politics for a wealth of objective, accessible information concerning the events, people, organizations, and policies that have figured in the political history of African Americans. This A-to-Z volume examines the role of African Americans in the political process from the early days of the American Revolution to the present. Focusing on basic political ideas, court cases, laws, concepts, ideologies, institutions, and political processes, this book covers all facets of African-American participation in American government.

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Smith received his Ph.D. from Howard University and is currently a professor of political science at San Francisco State University.

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