Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton

Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton

by Duchess Harris JD, Ph.D.


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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women's involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political power between 1961 and 2001, and why, in many cases, they did not succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230112551
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/09/2011
Series: Contemporary Black History
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Duchess Harris, Ph.D., J.D., is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Macalester College. She is the co-editor with Bruce D. Baum of Racially Writing the Republic:  Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity

Table of Contents

Part I: The ‘90s in Context: A History of Black Women in American Politics
• Part II: A History of American Black Feminism
• Part III: Black Women’s Relationships with Party Politics
• Part IV: Doubting the Democrats: Current Disenchantment and Political Futures
• Part V: The State of Black Women in Politics under the First Black President

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