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By Hanes Walton, Robert C. Smith

ISBN-10: 0205079911

ISBN-13: 9780205079919

Up-to-date in a brand new sixth variation, American Politics and the African American Quest for common Freedom is a dynamic and comprehensive book from nationally popular scholars.  This book continues to illustrate the profound impression African americans have had -- and proceed to have -- on American politics. The authors express that in the course of the quest for his or her personal freedom within the usa, African americans have universalized and elevated the freedoms for all american citizens.

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Ibid. 27. Jenny Williams, "Redefining Institutional Racism," Ethnic and Racial Studies 8 (1985): 323-75; Louis Knowles and Kenneth Prewitt, Institutional Racism in America (NewYork: Prentice Hall, 1969); Robert C. Smith, Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don't (Albany:SUNY Press, 1995): 54-75. 28. William Freehling, "The Founding Fathers and Slavery," American Historical Review 77 (1972): 83. 29. Ibid. 30. Ibid. 31. See Joe R. Feagin, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities and Future Reparations (New York: Routledge, 2000): 16.

Summary 17 James Forten contributed t o universal freedom by working t o make the principles of equality expressed by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence real for all persons. Forten was part of the founding generation of Americans. Born in Philadelphia to a family of free black persons, as a boy he fought in the American Revolution and by the time o f his death in 1842 he was among the wealthiest men in the United States. A master sail maker, Forten employed an integrated workforce and used his wealth t o organize and finance the abolitionist movement.

7. Patterson, "The Unholy Trinity,"p. 545. 8. Patterson, Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, pp. 3-5. 9. Foner, Reconstruction, p. 231. 10. Richard King, Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992): 26. 11. , pp. 26-28. 12. Herbert Aptheker, A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States, vol. 1 (New York: Citadel Press, 1967): 1. 13. Harold Lasswell and Abraham Kaplan, Power and Society: A Framework for Political Inquiry (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1950): 26.

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