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NCOBPS Reading List
In addition to the annual W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award recipients, the selective works below are seminal influences for NCOBPS members. 
 
 
Alkalimat, Abdul and Doug Gills. “Black Power vs. Racism: Harold Washington Becomes Mayor,” The New Black Vote: Politics and Power in Four American Cities. San Francisco: Synthesis Publications, 1984. 

Bairros, Luiza. "Orfeu e Poder: Uma Perspectiva Afro-Americano Sobre a Politica Racial no Brasil." Afro Asia, 17: 173 - 186, 1996.

Bunche, Ralph J. The Political Status of the Negro in the Age of FDR. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 1973.

Bush, Rod. The New Black Vote: Politics and Power in Four American Cities. San Francisco, Synthesis Publications, 1984. 

Butler, Kim. Freedoms Given Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador. New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Rutgers U. Press, 1998.

Cohen, Cathy. The Boundaries of Blackness: Aids and the Breakdown of Black Politics. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1999. 

Covin, David. “Black Activists During the Ebb Tide of a Social Movement, National Political Science Review, # 8, 2001.

Covin, David. “Reflections on Dilemmas of African American Leadership,” Dilemmas of Black Politics: Issues of Leadership and Strategy. Georgia A. Persons (ed). New York: Harper Collins College Publishers, 1993, pp. 15-37.

Covin, David. The Unified Black Movement in Brazil, 1978 - 2000. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: UcFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 2006.

Dawson, Michael. Behind the Mule: Race in African-American Politics. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Dawson, Michael. Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies. Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, 2001. 

Dzidzienyo, Anani. The Position of Blacks in Brazilian Society. London: Minority Rights Group, 1971.

Fontaine, Pierre-Michel (ed). Race, Class and Power in Brazil. Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA, 1985.

Githens, Marianne and Jewel Prestage (eds). A Portrait of Marginality. NY: Longman, 1977.

Golden, Kathy Stromile, "What is Ethnicity? A Comparative Analysis of Conflict in Post-Communist Societies," National Political Science Review, vol. 7, 1999.

Green, Ricky K. Voices in Black Political Thought. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

Hamilton, Simms Ruth. "Toward a Paradigm for African Diaspora Studies." East Lansing: University Publication, 15 - 32.

Hanchard, Michael. Orpheus and Power: The Movimento Negro of Rio de Janeiro. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1994.

Harris, Frederick C., Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, and Brian D. Mackenzie, “Macrodynamics of Black Political Participation in the Post-Civil Rights Era,” The Journal of Politics, vol. 67, # 4, November, 2005, pp. 1143-1163.

Harris-Lacewell, Melissa. Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Henderson, Lenneal J., Jr. (ed). Black Political Life in the United States. San Francisco, Scranton, London, Toronto: Chandler Publishing Company, 1972.

Henry, Charles. African American Culture and Politics. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1990.

Holden, Matthew, Jr. The Politics of the Black Nation. New York, London: Chandler Publishing Company, 1973.

Jennings, James. “Boston: Blacks and Progressive Politics,” The New Black Vote: Politics and Power in Four American Cities. Rod Bush (ed). San Francisco: Synthesis Press, 1984.

Jennings, James. The Politics of Black Empowerment. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1992.

Johnson, Ollie A. "Racial Representation and Brazilian Politics: Black Members of the National Congress, 1983 - 1999." Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, vol. 40, # 4, Winter, 1998.

Johnson, Ollie and Karin Stanford (eds). Black Political Organizations in the Post-Civil Rights Era. New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Jones, Charles E. (ed). The Black Panther Party Reconsidered: Reflections and Scholarship. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1998.

Jones, Charles E. and Michel L. Clemons, “A Model of Racial Crossover Voting: An Assessment of the Wilder Victory. Dilemmas of Black Politics: Issues of Leadership and Strategy. Georgia Persons (ed). New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1993, pp. 128 - 146.

Jones, Mack H. “A Frame of Reference for Black Politics,” Black Political Life in the United States. Lenneal J. Henderson, Jr., (ed). San Francisco, Scranton, London, Toronto: Chandler Publishing Co., 1972.

McAdam, Doug. Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930 - 1970. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 1982.

McAdam, Doug. Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.
 

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. "How African American Men View Various Leadership Types: Findings from the Million Man March," in Black and Latino/a Politics: Issues in Political Development in the United States, (eds.) William Nelson and Jessica Perez-Monforti, (Miami, Florida: Barnhardt and Ash Publishers, 2005), pgs. 143-155.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. and Sekou Franklin. "Social and Political Attitudes on the Black Predicament: Data from the Million Man March," in American Government and Politics: A Multicultural Perspective - a Supplemental Reader, (eds.) Maurice Woodard and Alice Jackson, (Boston, MA: Pearson Coston Publishing, 2002), pgs. 168-187.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. "Clientage, Opposition, and Withdrawal: Three Forms of External Politics: A Reexamination of Essay II," National Political Science Review, Vol. 8 (2001): 19-29.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. and Taft Broome, Jr."Race and the Information Superhighway: Implications for Participatory Democracy in the Twenty-First Century," in The Information Society and the Black Community, (eds.) J.T. Barber and A.A. Tait (Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2001), pgs. 179-191.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. and Sekou Franklin. "Expressions of Racial Consciousness in the African American Community: Data from the Million Man March," in Black and Multiracial Politics in America, (eds.) Y. M. Alex-Assensoh and L.J. Hanks (New York: New York University Press, 2000), pgs. 315-336.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. "The Messages and the Messengers: Opinions from the Million Men Who Marched," National Political Science Review Vol. 6. (1997): 142-164.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. and Charles E. Jones. "The Conceptualization of Deracialization: Thinking Through the Dilemma," senior author of a co-authored manuscript with Charles E. Jones in Dilemmas in Black Politics: Issues of Leadership and Strategy, Georgia Persons (ed.), (New York: Harper-Collins Pub. 1993), pp. 66-84.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. "Anatomy of a Tactical Miscalculation: Jesse Jackson's Challenge to the Second Primary System," in The Social and Political Implications of the Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign, Lorenzo Morris (ed.) (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1990), pp. 191-201.

McCormick, 2nd, Joseph P. and Robert C. Smith. "Through the Prism of Afro-American Culture: An Inter-pretation of the Jackson Cam-paign Style," in Jesse Jackson's Presidential Campaign: Challenge and Change in American Politics, Lucius J. Barker and Ronald W. Walters (eds.), (Urbana, Ill.: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1989), pp. 96-107.

McClain, Paula D. and Joseph Stewart, Jr. Can We All Get Along?: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.

Mitchell, Michael "Race, Legitimacy, and the State in Brazil," Afro-Diaspora, vol. 2, # 4: 109-124, 1984.

Mitchell, Michael and Charles H. Wood. "Ironies of Citizenship: Skin Color, Police Brutality, and the Challenge to Brazilian Democracy." Social Forces, (forthcoming).

Mitchell, Michael. "Blacks and the Abertura Democratica." (eds). Arlene Torres and Norman E. Whitten, Jr. Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean: Social Dynamics and Cultural Transformations: Eastern South America and the Caribbean. Vol. II. Bloomington: Indiana U. Press, 1998.

Mitchell, Michael. "Miguel Reale and the Impact of Conservative Modernization on Brazilian Race Relations." (ed) Michael Hanchard. Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil. Durham: Duke U. Press, (forthcoming).

Mitchell, Michael. “Blacks and the Abertura Democratica,Race, Classs, and Power in Brazil. Pierre-Michel Fontaine (ed). Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA, 1985.

Mitchell, Michael. "Racial Consciousness, Afro-Brazilian Electoral Strategies, and Regime Change in Brazil." National Political Science Review. vol. 7, 1999.

Mitchell, Michael. Racial Consciousness and the Political Attitudes and Behavior of Blacks in Sao Paulo Brazil. PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 1977.

Mitchell, Michael."Blacks and the Abertura Democratica." Pierre-Michel Fontaine (ed.) Race, Class, and Power in Brazil. Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA: 95 -119, 1985.

Moore, Carlos. Castro, The Blacks, and Cuba.

Moore, Carlos.(ed). African Presence in the Americas. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc., 1995.

Morris, Milton. The Politics of Black America. New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row Publishers, 1975.

Morrison, K.C. "Ethnicity and Integration: Dynamics of Change and Resilience in Contemporary Ghana." Comparative Political Studies, 1983.

Morrison, K.C. "Mississippi." C. Davidson and B. Grofman, (eds). Quiet Revolution in the South. Princeton: Princeton U. Press ( with F. Parker and D. Colby), 1994.

Morrison, K.C. Ethnicity and Political Integration. Syracuse: Africa Monograph Series, Syracuse University, 1982.

Morrison, K.C. "Intragroup Conflict in African-American Leadership: The Case of Tchula, Mississippi." Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol 32, # 4, 1990.

Morrison, K.C. Black Political Mobilization: Leadership, Power and Mass Behavior. Albany: State University Press, 1987.

Nobles, Melissa. Shades of Citizenship: Race and Census in Modern Politics. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.

Oliveira, Cloves Luiz Pereira. A luta por um lugar: Genero, raca e classse, Eleicoes Mumicipais de Salvador-Bahia, 1992. Salvador: A Cor da Bahia, Novos Toques, 1997.

Persons, Georgia A. (ed). Dilemmas of Black Politics: Issues of Leadership and Strategy. New York: Harper Collins College Publishers, 1993.

Persons, Georgia A. (ed). The Politics of the Black “Nation”: A Twenty Five Year Retrospective. National Political Science Review. Vol. 8. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2001.

Pinderhughes, Dianne M. "Black Interest Groups and the 1982 Extension of the Voting Rights Act," Huey L. Perry and Wayne Parent (eds). Blacks and the American Political System. Gainesville: University Press of Florida: 203 - 224, 1995.

Pinderhughes, Dianne M. "The Role of African American Political Organizations in the Mobilization of Voters," Ralph C. Gomes and Linda Faye Williams (eds). From Exclusion to Inclusion, The Long Struggle for African American Political Power. NY: Greenwood Press, 1992.

Pinderhughes, Dianne M. Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics. Urbana: U. of Illinois Press, 1987.

Pinderhughes, Dianne M. Race and Ethnicity in Chicago Politics: A Reexamination of Pluralist Theory. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Preston, Michael B. “The Resurgence of Black Voting in Chicago, 1955-1983,” The Making of the Mayor: Chicago, 1983. Melvin G. Holli and Paul M. Green (eds). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eedmans Publishing Company, 1984.

Reed, Adolph. Thoughts on the American Scene. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Reed, Adolph. Stirrings in the Jigg: Black Power in the Post Segregation Era. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Reed, Adolph. Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Rochon, Thomas & Michael Mitchell. "The Social Bases of Democracy in Brazil." Comparative Politics, 1989.

Santos, Gevanilda and Maria Palmina da Silva (eds). Racismo no Brasil: persepcoes da discriminacao e do preconceito racial no seculo XXI. Sao Paulo: Editora Fundacao Perseu Abramo, 2005.

Secret, Philip E and James B. Johnson. “Political Efficacy, Political Trust and Electoral Participation: A Longitudinal Analysis,” The Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 9, # 2, Summer, 1985.

Smith, Robert C. Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don't. New York: State University Press, 1996.

Smith, Robert C. We Have No Leaders: African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Smith, Robert, “System Values and African American Leadership,” SOULS, vol. 10, # 1, 2008.
 
 

Smith, Robert C. and Joseph P. McCormick, 2nd. "The Challenge of a Black Presidential Candidacy - 1984: An Assessment," (published in two parts), New Directions: The Howard University Magazine Vol. 12 No.2 (April, 1985): 24-31, and Vol. 12 No.3 (July, 1985): 22-25.

Smith, Robert C. and Joseph P. McCormick, 2nd. "The Challenge of a Black Presidential Candidacy," New Directions: The Howard University Magazine, Vol. 11, (April, 1984): 38-43.

Smith, Robert C. and Richard Selzer. Race, Class, and Culture: A Study in Afro-American Mass Opinion. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.
 

Stone, Chuck. “The Negro Vote: ceteris Paribus,Black Political Life in the United States. Lenneal J. Henderson, Jr. (Ed). San Francisco, Scranton, London, Toronto: Chandler Publishing Company, 1972.

Strickland, “DuBois's Revenge: Reinterrogating American Democratic Theory ... or Why We Need a Revolutionary Black Research Agenda in the 21st Century,” SOULS, vol. 10, #1, 2008.

Tate, Katherine. From Protest to Politics: The New Black Voters in American Elections. New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London: The Russell Sage Foundation and Harvard University Press, 1993 and 1994.

Walters, Ronald and Robert Smith. African American Leadership. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Walton, Hanes. Black Politics: A Theoretical and Structural Analysis. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1972.

Walton, Hanes. Invisible Politics: Black Political Behavior. Albany: The State University of New York Press, 1985.
 
Walton, Hanes, Cheryl Miller, and Joseph P. McCormick, 2nd. "Race and Political Science: The Dual Traditions of Race Relations Politics and African-American Politics," Political Science and Its history: Research Programs and Political Traditions, James Farr et al. (eds.) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pgs., 145-174.
 
Walton, Hanes and Joseph P. McCormick, 2nd. "The Study of African-American Politics As Social Danger: Clues from the Disciplinary Journals," co-authored with Hanes Walton, Jr., National Political Science Review Vol. 6. (1997): 229-244.
 

Walton, Hanes and Robert C. Smith. American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom. New York, Reading Menlo Park, Harlow, Don Mills, Sydney, Mexico City, Madrid, Amsterdam: Longman, 2000.

 

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