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In the Balance of Power

by Omar H. Ali, Eric Foner, Jacqueline Salit

In the Balance of Power Synopsis

REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION Reveals the multiple independent political tactics and strategies that African Americans have used to expand democracy and uphold civil and political rights since the founding of the nation. This new edition of Ali's groundbreaking narrative includes an epilogue by independent political analyst and leader Jacqueline Salit. New material addresses the historic presidencies of both Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as the rising tide of independent and anti-party sentiments.

In the Balance of Power Press Reviews

In the Balance of Power makes important contributions to the field of third-party politics. Ali shows that there are competing ideological traditions in black thought and that black voters will use other means to advance their interests when they are shut out by the two major parties. Captures the most important nuances of the ways that African Americans have fought for their own political and economic interests. One of the many virtues of Omar Ali's account lies in highlighting the variety of political structures and strategies blacks have chosen over the course of American history in pursuing the goal of racial justice. Independent politics... has a long history, which, as Ali shows, has at many points energized the black community and helped to make America a better place for all its people. -- Eric Foner Ali's profound scholarship has finally given the disciplines of political science, history, sociology, and African American studies a holistic political portrait. It is a landmark work.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780821424346
Publication date: 18th August 2020
Author: Omar H. Ali, Eric Foner, Jacqueline Salit
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Political parties, Social & cultural history, Ethnic studies, Human rights,

About Omar H. Ali, Eric Foner, Jacqueline Salit

Reveals the multiple independent political tactics and strategies that African Americans have used to expand democracy and uphold civil and political rights since the founding of the nation. This new edition of Ali's groundbreaking narrative includes an epilogue by independent political analyst and leader Jacqueline Salit. New material addresses the historic presidencies of both Barack Obama and Donald Trump, as well as the rising tide of independent and anti-party sentiments.

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