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“American Government in Black and White” ,was written by Duke University political scientist Paula D. McClain and Steven C. Tauber, a professor of government and international affairs at the University of South Florida. The authors spent years writing this textbook to address the lack of coverage of African Americans in mainstream American government textbooks.
This is the first comprehensive introduction to American government through the lens of racial and ethnic equality. ... MORE
“We cover the standard classical liberalism and classical republicanism theories, but we also identify a third tradition -- one of exclusion of large segments of those present in the U.S. at its founding,” says McClain, the co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences at Duke.
In addition to the “tradition of exclusion,” the textbook also covers the U.S. Constitution, key American political institutions, political behavior and the making of public policy. A running glossary of definitions, thematic chapter conclusions and review questions highlight writings by and about racial and ethnic minorities. And boxed inserts provide tools to measure and evaluate equality.