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This is an important and timely study of the effects of race, religion, gender, and ethnic identity upon recent American presidential elections by a number of distinguished scholars in the field. Its analysis goes much deeper than mere numbers and percentages, and therefore illuminates significant cultural realities in contemporary American life. (Garrett Ward Sheldon, Clinch Valley College, University of Virginia)
Religion and race have proven to be contentious issues within U.S. presidential politics, and the contributors to this outstanding volume provide invaluable analysis on this subject that will be widely referenced for years to come. (R Drew Smith, Morehouse College)
This rich and excellent book throws a new light on the complex relationship between religion, race and the presidency. I plan to use it in my own classes. (Isabelle Richet, Université Paris-Diderot, France)
Adds a great deal to an understanding of how a variety of ethnicities and systems of belief affect U.S. politics. Recommended. (T. T. Gibson, Monmouth College CHOICE)
This groundbreaking book explores the critical intersection of religion, race, pluralism, and gender in American presidential politics. I highly recommend it to anyone in the U.S. or abroad seeking to understand the critical role that key voting constituencies play in U.S. politics. (Kjell O. Lejon, Linköping University, Sweden)
Gaston Espinosa is the Arthur V. Stoughton Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He served as project manager of the $1.3 million Pew Charitable Trusts Hispanic Churches in American Public Life project and is the editor of several books on religion and politics.