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African Americans and the politics of congressional redistricting

Author: Dewey M Clayton
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 2000.
Series: Garland reference library of social science, v. 1439.; Race and politics, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Are majority black districts necessary to ensure the equitable representation of African Americans? Can blacks win elections from majority white districts? Dewey M. Clayton tackles questions such as these in his book. African Americans and the Politics of Congressional Redistricting. Starting with a history of the exclusion of blacks from the American political process. Clayton moves on to discuss a broad range of
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dewey M Clayton
ISBN: 0815334559 9780815334552 9780203008782 0203008782
OCLC Number: 42476754
Description: xvi, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
pt. I. Politics of Exclusion and Politics of Congressional Redistricting. Ch. 2. History of the Exclusion of Blacks from the American Political Process. Ch. 3. Pander, Slander, Gerrymander. Ch. 4. Redistricting, Round Two: North Carolina Legislators Are Required to Create a Second Majority-Minority District --
pt. II. Court Litigation Surrounding Redistricting and Standards of Congressional Redistricting. Ch. 5. Legal Issues Surrounding North Carolina's Redistricting Process. Ch. 6. Subsequent Court Challenges in the South. Ch. 7. Standards of Congressional Redistricting. Ch. 8. Calculating Compactness in North Carolina Plans. Ch. 9. Conclusion: The Case for Majority Black Districts Remains Compelling.
Series Title: Garland reference library of social science, v. 1439.; Race and politics, 2.
Responsibility: Dewey M. Clayton.
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