This book is a long-term empirical analysis of the impact of the civil rights movement on the real-life situations of southern blacks. Looking at the period from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, it assesses the role of black political participation in six Florida cities.
Originally published in 1989.
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"One of the most comprehensive and skillfully executed studies of small city politics in the South in this decade."--Political Science Quarterly
"A first-rate, clear, and thoughtful study."--Hardy Thomas Frye, American Journal of Sociology
"One of the most comprehensive and skillfully executed studies of small city politics in the South in this decade."--Wilbur C. Rich, Political Science Quarterly
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