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African Americans in Global Affairs
Contemporary Perspectives
Michael L. Clemons, ed.

2010 • 408 pp. 3 figs. 6 tables. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Politics / African-American Studies

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-55553-722-7
$29.99 Ebook, 978-1-55553-731-9

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“This book offers a balanced, informed, and smart introduction to the multiple roles of African Americans in international politics. Highly recommended.”Choice

A long-overdue introduction to the multifaceted nature of African American participation in global affairs

The repression historically faced by African Americans has had an important effect on the nature of the group’s participation in foreign affairs. This book offers a much-needed and long-overdue survey of the field, setting the stage for further exploration and analysis.

Chapters discuss the Congressional Black Caucus and TransAfrica Forum; African American political organizations and Africa; Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice; the evaporation of strong black voices in events such as those in Rwanda and Darfur; and self-critical Pan Africanism. A prologue by Michael L. Clemons and introductory chapter by Ronald W. Walters provide new ways to conceptualize these international perspectives, while Clemons’s epilogue speculates on the opportunities and challenges offered by the presidency of Barack Obama.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"[African Americans in Global Affairs] offers a collection of essays primarily by political scientists, which reflect the more theoretical interests of that discipline as well as the inevitably varied quality of twelve different scholarly pieces."—The Historian

“The book represents the most significant recent contribution to our understanding of African American influences on U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Students who want to understand the activities of Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice and the constraints on President Barack Obama should read this volume. An outstanding group of scholars explores the history of Blacks in the Foreign Service, Black activist criticism of official policy, and African American engagement with Blacks in other countries. This book is a welcome addition to the literature on Black politics, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations.”—Ollie Johnson, Wayne State University

MICHAEL L. CLEMONS is associate professor of political science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:03:50 -0500