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From Protest to Politics

The New Black Voters in American Elections, Enlarged Edition

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674325401

Publication Date: 08/19/1998


238 pages

6 x 9 inches

30 tables, 7 line illustrations


  • Preface to the Enlarged Edition, 1994
  • Preface
  • 1. The New Black Politics
    • The New Black Voter and Jackson’s Presidential Campaigns
    • The Second Stage of the Civil Rights Movement?
  • 2. Race, Class, and Black Policy Views
    • Is the Significance of Race Increasing or Declining?
    • Black Political Liberalism and Conservatism
    • United by Race or Divided by Class?
  • 3. Blacks and the Democratic Party
    • A Historical Overview
    • Explaining Black Support for the Democratic Party Today
    • Impact of the Reagan Presidency and the Jackson Candidacies
  • 4. Group Resources and Black Electoral Participation
    • Black Collective Resources
    • Who within the Black Community Participates?
    • The Impact of Group-Based Political Resources on Black Participation
    • Black Officeseeking and Participation
  • 5. Black Turnout in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Primaries and Elections
    • Who Voted in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Primaries?
    • The Impact of Reagan, Bush, and Jackson on Turnout in the Presidential Elections
    • Blacks as Strategic Voters
  • 6. The Black Vote in 1984 and 1988
    • Blacks’ Evaluations of Presidential Nominees and Presidents
    • Economic Conditions and the Black Presidential Vote
    • Black Support for Jesse Jackson
  • 7. Black Power and Electoral Politics
    • The Black Power Movement
    • Black Political Independence and Racial Voting
    • The Resurgence of Black Nationalism
  • 8. Black Electoral Politics and Beyond
    • Group-Oriented Politics or a Movement?
    • Black Alternatives to the Ballot
  • 9. A Show of Loyalty: Black Voters in the 1992 Elections
    • Explaining Black Party Loyalty in 1992
    • Blacks and Third-Party Candidate Ross Perot
    • A Record Expansion of Blacks’ Legislative Power
  • Appendix A: The National Black Election Study
  • Appendix B: Methodological Notes
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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