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Louis Stokes 1970–1976

in Going Home: Black Representatives and Their Constituents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226241302
eISBN:
9780226241326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241326.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Louis Stokes and Barbara Jordan belonged to a recognizable cohort of African American House members, all members of which were products of the civil rights revolution of the 1960s. The clustering of ... More


Going Home: Black Representatives and Their Constituents

Richard F. Fenno

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226241302
eISBN:
9780226241326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Thirty years ago there were nine African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today there are four times that number. This book explores what representation has meant—and means today—to ... More


Louis Stokes Postscript, 1998

in Going Home: Black Representatives and Their Constituents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226241302
eISBN:
9780226241326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The most important fact about the intervening years was Louis Stokes's accumulated record in Congress. Stokes's representational strategy—to protect the group interests of the black community—was ... More


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