Encyclopedia of African-American Politics

Editor/Author Smith, Robert C.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-4947-9
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Available
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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 Americans in American government.

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  • A
  • abolitionist movement
  • accommodationism
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adarand Constructors Inc. v. Pena
  • affirmative action
  • Affordable Care Act
  • “African American”
  • African-American convention movements
  • African-American culture
  • African-American education
  • African-American elected officials
  • African-American engagement in citizen diplomacy
  • African-American interest groups
  • African-American media
  • African-American militancy
  • African-American participation in state and local governments
  • African-American political culture
  • African-American political participation
  • African-American politics
  • African-American population
  • African-American presidential campaigns
  • African-American public intellectuals
  • African-American public opinion
  • African-American relationship with the presidency
  • African-American representation in politics
  • African-American studies
  • African-American thought
  • African-American voting behavior
  • African Americans and the concept of self-help
  • African Americans and the criminal justice system
  • African Americans and the electoral college
  • African Americans and the gay rights movement
  • African Americans and the judicial process
  • African Americans and the political system
  • African Americans and the social-contract theory
  • African Americans and the two-party system
  • African Americans and the U.S. Congress
  • African Americans and the U.S. Constitution
  • African Americans in the bureaucracy
  • African Americans in the military
  • African Americans in Washington, D.C.
  • African Blood Brotherhood
  • Afrocentricity
  • AIDS-HIV among African Americans
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • alienation in African-American culture
  • Allen, Richard
  • American Colonization Society
  • American Muslim Mission
  • American welfare state
  • An American Dilemma
  • apartheid
  • Aptheker, Herbert
  • Asante, Molefi K.
  • assimilation
  • “Atlanta Compromise” Speech
  • Atlanta University
  • B
  • back-to-Africa movements
  • Baker, Ella
  • Baker v. Carr
  • balance of power
  • Baldwin, James
  • “Ballot or the Bullet” Speech
  • Bandung Conference
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • Barker, Lucius
  • Bell, Derrick
  • Bethune, Mary McLeod
  • Bill of Rights
  • Birmingham demonstrations
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • “black”
  • black agendas
  • Black Arts Movement
  • Black Cabinet
  • black church
  • black civic culture
  • black codes
  • black community
  • black nationalism
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black Power movement
  • Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America
  • Black Radical Congress
  • black religiosity
  • blackness
  • Blair Education bill
  • Blyden, Edward Wilmot
  • Bond, Julian
  • Booker, Cory
  • Brennan, William J.
  • Brooke, Edward W.
  • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, Ron
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
  • Bruce, Blanche K.
  • Buckley, William F., Jr.
  • Bunche, Ralph
  • Burris, Roland
  • Bush, George W.
  • busing and education
  • C
  • capitalism in African-American culture
  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Chisholm, Shirley
  • citizenship and African Americans
  • City of Richmond v. J. A. Croson
  • civil disobedience
  • civil liberties
  • civil rights
  • Civil Rights Act, 1964
  • civil rights cases of 1883
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Civil Rights Division (CRD)
  • Civil Rights movement
  • Civil War
  • Clark, Kenneth
  • class stratification
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Clyburn, James
  • co-optation in African-American politics
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • coalitions in African-American politics
  • COINTELPRO
  • cold war and African-American politics
  • Colfax massacre
  • colonialism
  • color stratification
  • commerce clause in the U.S. Constitution
  • communism in African-American politics
  • Communist Party
  • community control
  • Compromise of 1877
  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Connerly, Ward
  • conservatism in African-American politics
  • conservative coalition
  • constitutionalism
  • Cook, Samuel Du Bois
  • Council on African Affairs
  • Cowan, Mo
  • Crummell, Alexander
  • Cruse, Harold
  • cultural nationalism
  • culture of poverty
  • Cumming v. Board of Education
  • D
  • David, Artur
  • Davis, Angela Y.
  • Dawson, William L.
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Delany, Martin Robison
  • Dellums, Ron
  • democracy and African-American politics
  • Democracy in America
  • Democratic Party
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • deracialization
  • desegregation
  • Diggs, Charles, Jr.
  • discrimination
  • disparate impact
  • disparate treatment
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • DuBois, W. E. B.
  • due process clauses in the U.S. Constitution
  • Dyer antilynching bill
  • E
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Ellison, Keith
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • equal protection clause in the U.S. Constitution
  • equality in African-American politics
  • ethnicity
  • Evers, Medgar
  • executive orders and civil rights
  • “Eyes on the Prize”
  • F
  • Fanon, Frantz
  • Farmer, James
  • Farrakhan, Louis
  • Feagin, Joe
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Civil Rights movement
  • federalism and African-American politics
  • feminism and African-American culture
  • Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • filibuster
  • Fletcher, Arthur, Jr.
  • foreign policy and African-American politics
  • Forten, James
  • “forty acres and a mule”
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Franklin, John Hope
  • “free Negroes”
  • Freedmen's Bureau
  • freedom in African-American politics
  • Freedom Rides
  • fugitive slave clause in the U.S. Constitution
  • full employment
  • Fuller, Hoyt
  • Fullilove v. Klutznick
  • G
  • gag rule
  • Garnet, Henry Highland
  • Garrison, William Lloyd
  • Garvey, Marcus
  • Gettysburg Address
  • ghetto
  • Ginsberg, Ruth Bader
  • globalization
  • Goldwater, Barry
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Gray, William
  • Great Migration
  • Great Society
  • Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
  • H
  • Haiti, Republic of
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • Hamilton, Charles V.
  • Hare, Nathan
  • Harlem
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Harris, Patricia Roberts
  • Harrison, Benjamin
  • Hatcher, Richard
  • Hawkins, Augustus
  • Hayes, Rutherford B.
  • Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States
  • Height, Dorothy
  • Highlander Folk School
  • historically black colleges and universities
  • Holden, Matthew, Jr.
  • Holder, Eric
  • Hoover, Edgar, J.
  • Houston, Charles H.
  • Howard University
  • human rights and African-American politics
  • Humphrey-Hawkins Act
  • Humphrey, Hubert H.
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • I
  • “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • individual racism
  • individualism among African-Americans
  • institutional racism
  • integration
  • internal colonialism
  • internal inferiorization
  • J
  • Jackson, Jesse
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jim Crow
  • Johnson, Andrew
  • Johnson, James Weldon
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Jones, J. Raymond
  • Jones, Mack H.
  • Jordan, Vernon E., Jr.
  • K
  • Karenga, Maulana
  • Kennedy, Edward M.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kerner Report
  • Keyes, Alan
  • Keyes v. School District No. 1, Denver, Colorado
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., Holiday
  • King, Rodney
  • Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
  • Kwanzaa
  • L
  • Langston, John M.
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • leadership in African-American politics
  • Legal Defense Fund (LDF)
  • Lewis, John Robert
  • liberalism in African-American politics
  • Liberia, Republic of
  • “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • litigation by African Americans
  • lobbying by African Americans
  • Logan, Rayford
  • lynching
  • M
  • Malcolm X
  • Marable, Manning
  • March Against Fear
  • March on Washington, 1963
  • March on Washington movement
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • Martin, Louis
  • Martin, Trayvon
  • Mayfield, Curtis
  • McCarthyism and African-American politics
  • McClain, Paula
  • McGovern, George
  • melting pot
  • Meredith, James
  • Miller, Kelly
  • Milliken v. Bradley
  • Million Man March
  • minority group
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)
  • Mitchell, Clarence M.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Montgomery, Isaiah T.
  • Morrow, Frederic
  • Moseley Braun, Carol
  • Moses, Robert
  • Muhammad, Elijah
  • multiculturalism
  • music in African-American culture
  • Myrdal, Gunnar
  • N
  • names controversy
  • Nation of Islam
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
  • National Baptist Convention
  • National Black Election Study
  • National Black Leadership Roundtable
  • National Black Political Convention
  • National Conference of Black Political Scientists
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • National Negro Congress
  • National Negro Convention
  • National Political Congress of Black Women
  • National Urban League
  • National Welfare Rights Organization
  • natural rights and African Americans
  • Negritude
  • Nelson, William “Nick”
  • New Deal
  • Newton, Huey P.
  • Niagara movement
  • Nixon, Richard
  • O
  • Obadele, Imari A.
  • Obama, Barack
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance
  • Operation PUSH
  • oppression
  • Organization of Afro-American Unity
  • organizations in the African-American community
  • P
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Parks, Rosa
  • Patrick, Deval
  • Patterson, David
  • Philadelphia Plan
  • Pierce, Samuel
  • Pinderhughes, Dianne
  • Piven, Frances Fox
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • pluralism and African-American politics
  • political incorporation of African Americans
  • political parties and African Americans
  • Political Polarization
  • political repression of African Americans
  • political socialization in the African-American community
  • Poor People's Campaign
  • populist movements in African-American politics
  • post–civil rights era
  • poverty in the African-American community
  • Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.
  • Powell, Colin
  • power elite
  • power in African-American politics
  • Prestage, Jewel Limar
  • Proposition 209
  • protest in African-American politics
  • public policy toward African Americans
  • Q
  • quotas
  • R
  • race
  • race issues and the U.S. Census
  • racism
  • Radical Republicans
  • radicalism in African-American politics
  • Rainbow Coalition
  • Rainey, Joseph
  • Randolph, A. Philip
  • rap
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reconstruction
  • Reed, Adolph, Jr.
  • Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
  • reparations
  • Republic of New Africa
  • Republican Party
  • Revels, Hiram
  • Rice, Condoleezza
  • Rice, Susan
  • riots
  • Robeson, Paul
  • Robinson, Jackie
  • Robinson, Randall
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Rowan, Carl
  • Rustin, Bayard
  • S
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Schuyler, George
  • Scott, Tim
  • Scott v. Sanford
  • Seale, Bobby
  • segregation
  • Selma demonstrations
  • “separate but equal”
  • separation of powers
  • sexism
  • Sharpton, Al
  • Shaw v. Reno
  • Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder
  • Simone, Nina
  • sit-in movement
  • slaughterhouse cases
  • slave revolts
  • slavery
  • slavery in Western thought
  • social movements
  • socialism
  • Socialist Party
  • The Souls of Black Folk
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Southern states
  • “Southern strategy”
  • Sowell, Thomas
  • Spingarn, Joel E.
  • Steele, Michael
  • Stevens, Thaddeus
  • Stewart, Maria W.
  • Stokes, Carl
  • “Strange Fruit”
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • Sullivan, Leon
  • Sumner, Charles
  • Supreme Court
  • Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
  • T
  • Talented Tenth
  • Tate, Merze
  • Terrell, Mary Church
  • third parties
  • Third World
  • Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Thomas, Clarence
  • three-fifths clause in the U.S. Constitution
  • Till, Emmett
  • Tillmon, Johnnie
  • TransAfrica
  • Trotter, William Monroe
  • Truman, Harry S.
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Turner, Henry McNeal
  • Turner, Nat
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Twenty-Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • U
  • U.S. Justice Department
  • “Uncle Tom”
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • underclass
  • United Nations and African-American politics
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Universal Negro Improvement Association
  • urban politics
  • V
  • Vietnam War
  • violence in African-American politics
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • voting rights struggle
  • W
  • Walker, David
  • Wallace, George
  • Walters, Ronald
  • Walton, Hanes, Jr.
  • War on Poverty
  • Wards Cove v. Antonio
  • Warren, Earl
  • Washington, Booker T.
  • Watts, J. C.
  • Watts riot
  • “We Shall Overcome”
  • Weaver, Robert C.
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
  • West, Cornel
  • West Indians
  • white backlash
  • “white flight”
  • White, George H.
  • White Nationalism
  • white primary
  • white supremacy
  • White, Walter F.
  • whiteness
  • Wilder, Douglas L.
  • Wilkins, Roy
  • Wilson, William Julius
  • Wilson, Woodrow
  • Woodson, Carter
  • Wright, Jeremiah
  • Y
  • Young, Andrew
  • Young, Whitney M.
  • Support Materials
  • Documentary Sources in the Study of African-American Politics
  • Bibliography