Culture and African American Politics

Culture and African American Politics

Charles P. Henry
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/1/1990
Format: cloth 160 pages
6 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-32754-3
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Winner of 1990 Best Book of the Year Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists
“This is an original, interesting, and informative work, well worth reading.” —Journal of American History

“In a fascinating book replete with dozens of examples, Henry examines folktales, proverbs, songs, and sermons to illustrate how cultural values . . . have been incorporated by black leaders and institutions to create a unique style of black political behavior.” —Choice

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Ideology, Politics, and Culture

Chapter 2
Black and Blue

Chapter 3
Afro-American Style and Lower-Class Behavior

Chapter 4
Jeremiads and the Ideological Functions of Black Religion

Chapter 5
Cultural Politics and the Jackson Campaign

Chapter 6
Growing Down