Essay Book Review

For the second essay, each student is required to write a book report on Dr. Carol Swain’s Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress (1995). In the essay, you should briefly summarize Swain’s thesis (one page maximum), relate to two concepts within the textbook, highlight the strengths/weakness of the book, and state your opinion on the book. The concepts that connect to the textbook should be bold and with the page numbers presented in parenthesis. Papers should be typed, double spaced, 1-2 pages long, one-inch margins, and in 12-point Times New Roman font. Spelling, grammar, formatting, and punctuation will all be factored into the paper’s grade. It will be due on November 1.

The following textbook are required:

Lowi, Theodore, Benjamin Ginsburg,Kenneth Shepsle,Stephen Ansolabehere.2018.American Government: Power and Purpose, 15th Edition.W&W Norton Company