Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress

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How does congress represent the interests of American Americans? Must blacks be represented by blacks to be properly heard? How do members of Congress respond to the needs of blacks in their districts, and what do congressional voting records reveal? In this incisive book Carol Swain examines the problems of representing the interests of African Americans by studying the constituency relations and roll-call voting of black members of congress from a variety of districts - historically black, newly black, heterogeneous, and ...

Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress 2006, University Press of America, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780761834076

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