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American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective (First Edition)David Horne

American Political Institutions

A Black Perspective (First Edition)
By David Horne

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62661-289-1, 210 pages


American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective introduces students to the American political system, and demonstrates how African Americans have fit themselves into that system and contributed to its successful evolution.

The text addresses two issues simultaneously. How should students be introduced to the basics of American politics as more than a stagnant study in political ancestry? What are the contributions of Black Americans to our political history and story beyond just the Civil Rights Movement?

Readers will be introduced to African-American perspectives on the operation of government, the impact of the Bill of Rights, and Black political parties, factions, and activity. Other topics include civil rights and civil liberties, interest groups and bureaucracies, Black political analysis of the Civil Rights Movement, and Black political participation. Closing chapters examine the election of Barack Obama, and the current state of Black American politics.

American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective both deepens and broadens reader's understanding of our political system and our past. It can be used in introductory courses in American politics and government.

David Horne holds a Ph.D. in history and political economy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Horne is a professor at California State University, Northridge, where his course offerings have included public policy analysis, critical thinking, and advanced Pan-Africanism. He has participated in United Nations Human Rights Commission Conferences on racism, xenophobia, and intolerance, and presented at conferences in the United States and South Africa. Dr. Horne is the author of Straight to the Point: A Primer of Critical Thinking, and Meeting Ma'at: An African-Centered Approach to Meetings and Gatherings.