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Review of: Black Politics after the Civil Rights Movement: Activity and Beliefs in Sacramento, 1970-2000, by David Covin
History: Reviews of New Books (2010)
  • Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University
Abstract

David Covin challenges the conclusions of political scientists who have offered negative interpretations of Black politics in the post-Civil Rights era. These scholars have focused mostly on elite politics, rather than the organization and mobilization of “ordinary Black people” (3). (Covin refrains from using the term “African American,” which he considers chauvinistic.) Ultimately, Covin suggests, it was the organization and mobilization of these ordinary people that led to the historic election of President Barack Obama in 2008.

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Publication Date
2010
Publisher Statement
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group DOI: 10.1080/03612750903463101
Citation Information
Kevin Allen Leonard. "Review of: Black Politics after the Civil Rights Movement: Activity and Beliefs in Sacramento, 1970-2000, by David Covin" History: Reviews of New Books Vol. 38 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_leonard/45/