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By Hanes Walton, Robert C. Smith

Up-to-date in a brand new sixth variation, American Politics and the African American Quest for common Freedom is a dynamic and comprehensive book from nationally popular scholars.  This book continues to illustrate the profound impact African americans have had -- and proceed to have -- on American politics. The authors express that during the quest for his or her personal freedom within the usa, African american citizens have universalized and multiplied the freedoms for all americans.

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John Hope Franklin, From Slaveryto Freedom: A History of Negro Americans (NewYork: Knopf, 1980): 31. 5. See Patterson, Freedom in the Making of Western Culture and his "The Unholy Trinity: Freedom, Slavery and the American Constitution," Social Problems 54 (Autumn 1987): 543-77. See also Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (New York: Norton, 1975); David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966),and his The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1975).

Idea of the indivisibilityof the sovereign power of government on the theory that since the people of the United States were sovereign, they, if they wished, could divide sovereignty in order to create a well-ordered government that would secure their liberties. The idea that ultimate sovereignty or power of the government rests with the people is the underlying philosophical principle of the American government that shapes both federalism and the separation of powers. However, there is a practical reason that the framers felt compelled to adopt the federal system: Without federalism it is unlikely that there could have been a union of all the 13 states.

8. Patterson, Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, pp. 3-5. 9. Foner, Reconstruction, p. 231. 10. Richard King, Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992): 26. 11. , pp. 26-28. 12. Herbert Aptheker, A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States, vol. 1 (New York: Citadel Press, 1967): 1. 13. Harold Lasswell and Abraham Kaplan, Power and Society: A Framework for Political Inquiry (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1950): 26. 14. Robert Dahl, "The Concept of Power," Behavioral Science 2 (July1957): 201-15.

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