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The Congressional Black Caucus
Racial Politics in the US Congress



October 1997 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The history and influence of the Congressional Black Caucus is the theme of this book. The author demonstrates that the organization has successfully articulated the concerns of African Americans, but has only had a marginal impact on public policy. He shows that the increased membership of the Caucus has added considerable internal obstacles to the ever present external obstacles which have always constrained their power.
 
The Congressional Black Caucus
Three Perspectives on a Modern Representational Puzzle  
 
Representation without Organization
Black Congressional Politics from Reconstruction to the Modern Era  
 
The CBC
Caucus Origins and Organization  
 
CBC Activities, Role and Influence, 1971-1992
 
The Representational Environment
Black Congressional Politics at Home  
 
The Institutional Environment
Black Congressional Politics on the Hill  
 
From Isolation to Influence?
The CBC in the 103rd and 104th Congresses  
 
Conclusion
The Black Caucus in the 1990s - Continuity and Change  

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