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Going Home : Black Representatives and Their Constituents.

Author: Richard F Fenno
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. In Going Home, the dean of congressional studies, Richard F. Fenno, explores what representation has meant--and means today--to black voters and to the politicians they have elected to office. Fenno follows the careers of four black representatives--Louis Stokes, Barbara Jordan, Chaka  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fenno, Richard F.
Going Home : Black Representatives and Their Constituents.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011
Named Person: Barbara Jordan; Louis Stokes; Chaka Fattah; Stephanie Tubbs Jones; Chaka Fattah; Stephanie Tubbs Jones; Barbara Jordan; Louis Stokes; Schwarze
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Fenno
ISBN: 9780226241326 0226241327 1283150727 9781283150729
OCLC Number: 721195318
Description: 1 online resource (318 pages)
Contents: 1. African American house members and representation --
2. Louis Stokes : 1970-1976 --
3. Barbara Jordon : 1972-1973 --
4. Chaka Fattah : 1996-2001 --
5. Louis Stokes : postscript, 1998 --
6. Stephanie Tubbs Jones : 2000-2002 --
7. Conclusion.

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Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. In Going Home, the dean of congressional studies, Richard F. Fenno, explores what representation has meant--and means today--to black voters and to the politicians they have elected to office. Fenno follows the careers of four black representatives--Louis Stokes, Barbara Jordan, Chaka Fattah, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones--from their home districts to the halls of the Capitol. He finds that while these politicians had different visions of how they should represent their distr.

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