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Swain, Carol M. (Carol Miller)

Works: 11 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 4,308 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E184.A1, 305.8034073
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Most widely held works by Carol M Swain
Black faces, black interests : the representation of African Americans in Congress by Carol M Swain( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does congress represent the interests of African Americans? Must blacks be represented by blacks to be properly heard? How do members of Congress respond to the needs of blacks in their districts, and what do congressional voting records reveal? In this incisive book Carol Swain examines the problems of representing the interests of African Americans by studying the constituency relations and roll-call voting of black members of congress from a variety of districts - historically black, newly black, heterogeneous, and primarily white-and of white members from districts with either a black majority or a significant black minority. Included are analyses of well-known figures such as William Gray, Ron Dellums, Lindy Boggs, and Peter Rodino as well as others such as Mike Espy, Mississippi's first black member of Congress since Reconstruction; Robin Tallon, a white moderate from South Carolina who has succeeded in winning broad support among blacks; and Alan Wheat, a black serving a Missouri district that is 80 percent white. What strategies, Swain asks, are most likely to lead to greater representation of black interests? She challenges the proposition that only African Americans can represent black interests effectively, and shows that creating additional black-majority districts is in any case a limited possibility. She contends that an increase in the number of black representatives in the near future can come only from the election of blacks in predominantly nonblack districts. In addition, she argues, blacks must form coalitions with white representatives to serve black needs. BLACK FACES, BLACK INTERESTS is a major contribution to our understanding of the capacity of the American political system to respond to the varied and complex interests of African Americans. Scholars and others interested in public affairs will discover valuable lessons for the future in black politics, campaigning, the workings of Congress, minority voting rights, and representation
The new white nationalism in America : its challenge to integration by Carol M Swain( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Over the past ten years, a new white nationalist movement has gained strength in America, bringing with it the potential to disrupt already fragile race relations. Eschewing violence, this movement seeks to expand its influence mainly through argument and persuasion directed at its target audience of white Americans aggrieved over racial double standards, race-based affirmative action policies, high black-on-white crime rates, and liberal immigration policies. Due to its emphasis on group self-determination, multiculturalism has provided white nationalists with justification for advocating a parallel form of white solidarity. In addition, as Swain illustrates, technological advances such as the Internet have made it easier than ever before for white nationalists to reach a more mainstream audience. Swain's study is intended as a wake-up call to all Americans who cherish the Civil Rights Era vision of an integrated America, a common humanity, and equality before God and the law
Debating immigration( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just when I thought America could never have a civilized discussion about immigration, along came this wonderful book. Thomas Jefferson would be so proud that many knowledgeable people spent time together wrestling with this highly charged political issue and sharing their thoughts in writing. I wish I could mandate that NO ONE could debate about immigration until they read this book and passed the test!" Pat Schroeder, Former Congresswoman from Colorado
Contemporary voices of white nationalism in America( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents ten alarmingly candid interviews by some of the most prominent members of what editors Carol M. Swain and Russ Nieli warn is a growing white nationalist movement in America. The ten people featured in this volume make statements that are sure to shock, amuse, challenge, and provoke the typical reader. Their remarks are of particular value, Swain and Nieli believe, for understanding how the many race-conscious whites who lie outside the integrationist consensus on racial issues in America view developments that have taken place in the United States since the great victories of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. If current trends continue, the editors predict, white nationalist ideas will become ever more popular, especially as whites become a diminishing portion of the U.S. population. What is most needed now, Swain and Nieli conclude, is for the claims of white nationalists to be aired in more open public forums, where they can be vigorously challenged and subjected to honest evaluation and refutation."--Jacket
Race versus class : the new affirmative action debate( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be the people : a call to reclaim America's faith and promise by Carol M Swain( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious significance of the founding of the nation and the deceptions that have infiltrated people's daily lives, and provides action points for the people of this country to make the political system more responsive
Congressman Robert Smalls a patriot's journey from slavery to Capitol Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary which follows Robert Smalls, who went from slave to steamer pilot to Civil War hero to master politician. He is known as being a forerunner in the civil rights movement
When whites and blacks agree : fairness in educational opportunities by Carol M Swain( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of black representation in U.S. Congressional districts by Carol M Swain( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges to an integrated America : emerging white nationalism and its threat to society by Carol M Swain( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some consequences of the voting rights act by Carol M Swain( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Miller, Carol Swain

Miller Swain, Carol 1954-

Swain, Carol

Swain, Carol M.

Swain, Carol Miller

Swain, Carol Miller 1954-

English (66)

The new white nationalism in America : its challenge to integrationDebating immigrationContemporary voices of white nationalism in AmericaRace versus class : the new affirmative action debateBe the people : a call to reclaim America's faith and promiseChallenges to an integrated America : emerging white nationalism and its threat to society