Area of Expertise:
U.S. government and politics: civil rights, civil liberties, and politics of school desegregation; urban politics; politics of race and ethnicity; African politics
Steven Jeffrey Taylor is the author of Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo: The Influence of Local Leaders(State University of New York Press, 1998); "Black Elected Officials and Their Influence on the Process of School Desegregation" in Negro Educational Review(January–April 1996); "Progressive Nativism: The Know-Nothing Party in Massachusetts" in Historical Journal of Massachusetts(summer 2000); and "Appointing or Electing the Boston School Committee: The Preferences of the African American Community" in Urban Education(January 2001). He has also written "The Swann Decision: Brown Moves North," a chapter in the book Creating Constitutional Change(University of Virginia Press, 2004); "Political Culture and African Americans' Forgiveness of Elected Officals" in Polity(October 2005); "Disputed Electoral Results in Ghana and the United States" in Journal of Global Awareness(autumn 2004); "The Political Influence of African American Ministers: A Legacy of West African Culture" in Journal of Black Studies(September 2006); and "Racial Polarization in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election," published in the Western Journal of Black Studies(June 2011).
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