Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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p. vii

List of Tables and Figures

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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p. xi

As I think back on it, I have been writing this acknowledgement in my head over the course of my lifetime. Many people have impacted my scholarly development. Professors Claude Barnes, Jarvis Hall, Mack Jones and Clarence N. Stone deserve special recognition—without them, I never would have...

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Chapter One African-American Suburban Political Incorporation

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pp. 1-22

In 1994, the voters of Prince George’s County, Maryland, elected Wayne Curry as their first African-American county executive. The election of African Americans to positions of power is certainly not new, however, Curry’s election to the top elective position in the county signaled a turning point...

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Chapter Two Prince George’s County

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pp. 23-44

Prince George’s County, named for Prince George of Denmark, was established on April 23, 1696. Like most Southern communities, the history of Prince George’s County is traceable to the culture of the old plantation South...

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Chapter Three Social and Economic Characteristics of Prince George’s County, Maryland

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pp. 45-58

Prince George’s County, Maryland, is a success story unto itself. Prior to a population boom at the turn of the century, Prince George’s County was a bedroom community of the nation’s capital. After a tremendous growth spurt...

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Chapter Four The Quest for African-American Political Representation in Prince George’s County, Maryland

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pp. 59-90

In addition to tremendous changes in growth patterns, numerous changes have occurred in the political and social lives of African-American Prince Georgians over the past three decades. A striking example of the degree of...

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Chapter Five African-American Prince Georgians

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pp. 91-106

Appointments, like elective offices, are significant to politically emerging groups, because they signify two important and distinct processes that are relevant to political incorporation. One process relates to the dynamics of interaction within the African-American community. Influence and success...

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Chapter Six African-American Prince Georgians

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pp. 107-130

African-American political incorporation is defined by a group’s ability to become an integral force in the public policy process. Although the ability to cast an opinion or a vote on policy measures that are before a public body is...

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Chapter Seven The Myth or Reality of African-American Suburban Political Incorporation

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pp. 131-144

African Americans in Prince George’s County exceed the national averages of African Americans nationally on all socioeconomic indicators. Population gains, coupled with white flight, have rendered African Americans a majority in the...

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Chapter Eight A Tale of Two Counties— Present and Past, Affluent and Poor

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pp. 145-162

Prince George’s County, Maryland, has received considerable attention for its distinction as having the largest concentration of African-American affluence in the nation, and for its twenty-five-year school desegregation battle. Media pundits across the nation have marveled at its transition from a predominantly...

Appendix A

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pp. 163-172

Appendix B

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pp. 173-182

Notes

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pp. 183-198

Bibliography

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pp. 199-212

Index

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pp. 213-227