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Description: Concise, affordable, and engaging, American Government in Black and White, Second Edition, is a unique introduction to American government that uses racial and ethnic equality as its underlying theme. Authors Paula D. McClain and Steven C. Tauber address issues of inequality in major facets of government, including the U.S. Constitution, key American political institutions and instruments of political behavior, and the making of public policy. Engaging the original voices of ethnic actors in our nation's history, they show students how to measure and evaluate the importance of equality in America, from its founding up to today.FEATURES* Three kinds of text boxes that help students develop empirical and qualitative analytical abilities: "Measuring Equality," "Evaluating Equality," and "Our Voices"* Vignettes, illustrations, and case material that connect America's past and present* Running glossary definitions, thematic chapter conclusions, probing review questions, and annotated additional readings highlighting writings by and about racial and ethnic minoritiesNEW TO THIS EDITION* A new chapter on federalism illuminating the effects that shifts in power between federal and state governments have had on the rights of all Americans* Updated analysis that place the 2012 election and its results into political and cultural context* Expanded coverage of Latinos highlighting their increasing and complex political influence as a demographic and voting group* Enhanced discussions of political science research in relevant chapters* A sleek and modern full-color design and a revamped photo programENSURING STUDENT SUCCESSWe offer qualified adopters a comprehensive ancillary package:The INSTRUCTOR'S RESOURCE CD puts all of your teaching tools in one place. It contains the resources listed below: the Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Item File, the Computerized Test Bank, the PowerPoint-based slides, and the graphics from the text.* The Instructor's Resource Manual includes chapter objectives, detailed chapter outlines, lecture suggestions and activities, discussion questions, video resources, and web resources.* The Test Item File contains multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions.* The Computerized Test Bank uses the test authoring and management tool Diploma and is designed for both novice and advanced users.* PowerPoint-based Slides: Each chapter's slide deck includes a succinct chapter outline on key concepts and incorporates relevant chapter graphics.A COMPANION WEBSITE at www.oup.com/us/mcclain contains all of the instructor resources (available for download) and numerous tools for students, including learning objectives, key-concept summaries, quizzes, essay questions, web activities, and web links.An e-Book is available through CourseSmart.Course Cartridges are also available.PACKAGING OPTIONSNow Playing: Learning American Government Through Film, provides video examples of course concepts, demonstrating the real-world relevance of what students are learning in the course. It is available in both a student and instructor version and can be packaged for free with this text.CNN Video DVD: Featuring recent clips on timely topics, this DVD contains fifteen films tied to the chapter topics in the text. Each clip is approximately 5-10 minutes in length, offering a great way to launch your lectures. The DVD will be available to qualified adopters.Adopters of American Government in Black and White, Second Edition, can package ANY Oxford book with the text for a 20% savings off the total package price. See our many trade and scholarly offerings at www.oup.com/us, then contact your local OUP representative to request a package ISBN.