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The Resource America in black and white : one nation, indivisible, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom

America in black and white : one nation, indivisible, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom

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America in black and white : one nation, indivisible
Title
America in black and white
Title remainder
one nation, indivisible
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Racial progress ultimately depends on our common understanding that we are one nation, indivisible - that we sink or swim together, that black poverty impoverishes us all, and that black alienation eats at the nation's soul
  • The "American Dilemma," Gunnar Myrdal called the problem of race in his classic 1944 book. More than half a century later, race remains the issue that dwarfs all others - the problem that doesn't get solved and won't go away. But in the decades since Myrdal wrote, much has changed, say the authors of America in Black and White. Progress - too little acknowledged - has been heartening. Pessimists talk of the "permanence of racism," and say that things are as bad as ever. In fact, the authors show, the status of blacks has been transformed in recent decades, and there is no going back. Problems remain, of course. But they will not be solved by traditional civil rights strategies, the authors argue. Affirmative action programs, for instance, do nothing to help the black underclass. Racial preferences cannot rescue the high school dropout who is too unskilled for the modern world of work
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Thernstrom, Stephan
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.T45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1936-
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Thernstrom, Abigail M.
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Race Relations
  • African Americans
  • Civil Rights
  • Prejudice
  • United States
  • United States
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America in black and white : one nation, indivisible, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [547]-671) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. History. Ch. 1. Jim Crow. Ch. 2. The Promised Land. Ch. 3. Remarkable Change. Ch. 4. Amazing Patience. Ch. 5. We Shall Overcome. Ch. 6. Coming Together - and Apart -- Pt. 2. Out of the Sixties: Recent Social, Economic, and Political Trends. Ch. 7. The Rise of the Black Middle Class. Ch. 8. Cities and Suburbs. Ch. 9. Poverty. Ch. 10. Crime. Ch. 11. Politics -- Pt. 3. Equality and Preferences: The Changing Racial Climate. Ch. 12. With All Deliberate Speed. Ch. 13. Skills, Tests, and Diversity. Ch. 14. The Higher Learning. Ch. 15. Jobs and Contracts. Ch. 16. Voting Rights. Ch. 17. The Racial Climate -- Conclusion: One Nation, Indivisible
Control code
36727698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
704 pages
Isbn
9780684809335
Lccn
97014078
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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America in black and white : one nation, indivisible, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [547]-671) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. History. Ch. 1. Jim Crow. Ch. 2. The Promised Land. Ch. 3. Remarkable Change. Ch. 4. Amazing Patience. Ch. 5. We Shall Overcome. Ch. 6. Coming Together - and Apart -- Pt. 2. Out of the Sixties: Recent Social, Economic, and Political Trends. Ch. 7. The Rise of the Black Middle Class. Ch. 8. Cities and Suburbs. Ch. 9. Poverty. Ch. 10. Crime. Ch. 11. Politics -- Pt. 3. Equality and Preferences: The Changing Racial Climate. Ch. 12. With All Deliberate Speed. Ch. 13. Skills, Tests, and Diversity. Ch. 14. The Higher Learning. Ch. 15. Jobs and Contracts. Ch. 16. Voting Rights. Ch. 17. The Racial Climate -- Conclusion: One Nation, Indivisible
Control code
36727698
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
704 pages
Isbn
9780684809335
Lccn
97014078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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