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The Resource Politics in the new South : representation of African Americans in southern state legislatures, edited by Charles E. Menifield and Stephen D. Shaffer

Politics in the new South : representation of African Americans in southern state legislatures, edited by Charles E. Menifield and Stephen D. Shaffer

Label
Politics in the new South : representation of African Americans in southern state legislatures
Title
Politics in the new South
Title remainder
representation of African Americans in southern state legislatures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Charles E. Menifield and Stephen D. Shaffer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This authoritative study of contemporary state legislatures in the South provides a fascinating account of how African Americans have achieved noticeable political power since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. A history of racial discrimination and one-party Democratic dominance is being supplanted by African American empowerment in a competitive two-party system. Contributors examine the evolution of the Black Caucus, the growing number of African American lawmakers, and the rise of black legislators to important leadership positions in the legislatures of each of the southern states. Roll call data on key votes from several legislative sessions in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas are analyzed."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
328.75/092/396073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2488
LC item number
.P65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Menifield, Charles
  • Shaffer, Stephen Daryl
Series statement
SUNY series in African American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Representative government and representation
  • African American legislators
  • Legislative bodies
  • State governments
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Politics in the new South : representation of African Americans in southern state legislatures, edited by Charles E. Menifield and Stephen D. Shaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to Southern legislative coalitions / Stephen D. Shaffer [and others] -- African Americans in the Arkansas General Assembly: 1972-1999 / Janine A. Parry and William Miller -- African Americans in the contemporary Florida legislature / Steven Tauber -- Black representation in Georgia / Peter W. Wielhouwer and Keesha M. Middlemass -- Representation of African Americans in the contemporary Mississippi legislature / Stephen D. Shaffer and Charles E. Menifield -- Cohesiveness and diversity among black members of the Texas State Legislature / Michelle G. Briscoe -- An overview of African American representation in other Southern states / Charles E. Menifield, Stephen D. Shaffer and Brandi J. Brassell -- Politics in the new South: looking ahead / Charles E. Menifield, Stephen D. Shaffer and Barbara A. Patrick
Control code
57124535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780791465318
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004062577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Politics in the new South : representation of African Americans in southern state legislatures, edited by Charles E. Menifield and Stephen D. Shaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to Southern legislative coalitions / Stephen D. Shaffer [and others] -- African Americans in the Arkansas General Assembly: 1972-1999 / Janine A. Parry and William Miller -- African Americans in the contemporary Florida legislature / Steven Tauber -- Black representation in Georgia / Peter W. Wielhouwer and Keesha M. Middlemass -- Representation of African Americans in the contemporary Mississippi legislature / Stephen D. Shaffer and Charles E. Menifield -- Cohesiveness and diversity among black members of the Texas State Legislature / Michelle G. Briscoe -- An overview of African American representation in other Southern states / Charles E. Menifield, Stephen D. Shaffer and Brandi J. Brassell -- Politics in the new South: looking ahead / Charles E. Menifield, Stephen D. Shaffer and Barbara A. Patrick
Control code
57124535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780791465318
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004062577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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