Winner of the 2005 Best Book Award in Racial and Ethnic Political Identities, Ideologies and Theories Category; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science AssociationCo-Winner of the 2005 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists
"[A]n invaluable addition to the African American politics canon. . . . [This book] is well written and original in its conception, and it represents a remarkable achievement. It will undoubtedly generate more work in the future that probes the sources and character of black political thought, as well as the ability of ordinary black folk to think for themselves."--Richard Iton, Perspectives on Politics
"The book convincingly demonstrates that there are many aspects of black ideology and opinion, a fact that is necessarily overlooked in conventional analyses of voting patterns, partisan affiliation, or interest group involvement."--Choice
"The book impressively weaves multiple research methods to provide a comprehensive understanding of black political ideology. . . . By following Harris-Lacewell's example of paying close attention to the intersection of race and other forms of social stratification, we could better understand how the meaning of blackness and the 'Black agenda' is constructed within the black community."--Patricia Hill Collins, Ethnic and Racial Studies
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Winner of the 2005 Best Book Award, Racial and Ethnic Political Identities, Ideologies and Theories Category of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section, American Political Science Association.
Co-Winner of the 2005 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists