Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Patricia Freeland, William Lyons, Anthony Nownes, Dwight Aarons
The proposed research addresses the following questions: “Have African-Americans become more conservative over the last 25 years?” While numerous commentators have noted the existence of a Black conservative group, heretofore, none have attempted to document this phenomenon empirically. In fact, the question of whether conservatism has substantial support in the Black community remains unanswered (Welch & Combs, 85; Welch & Foster, 87; Randolph, 95). The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically address the preceding question through the use of the National Black Election Study (1984, 1988, & 1996) and the National Election Study.
Lewis, Angela K., "African-American Conservatism: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2000.