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The affirmative action puzzle : a living history from Reconstruction to today, Melvin I. Urofsky

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The affirmative action puzzle : a living history from Reconstruction to today
Title
The affirmative action puzzle
Title remainder
a living history from Reconstruction to today
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Melvin I. Urofsky
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Language
eng
Summary
A rich, multifaceted history of affirmative action from the Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today's tumultuous times   From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis ("Remarkable" -Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books, "Definitive"-Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic) and Dissent and the Supreme Court ("Riveting"-Dahlia Lithwick, The New York Times Book Review), a history of affirmative action from its beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to the first use of the term in 1935 with the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act (the Wagner Act) to 1961 and John F. Kennedy's Executive Order 10925, mandating that federal contractors take "affirmative action" to ensure that there be no discrimination by "race, creed, color, or national origin" down to today's American society.  Melvin Urofsky explores affirmative action in relation to sex, gender, and education and shows that nearly every public university in the country has at one time or another instituted some form of affirmative action plan--some successful, others not.     Urofsky traces the evolution of affirmative action through labor and the struggle for racial equality, writing of World War I and the exodus that began when some six million African Americans moved northward between 1910 and 1960, one of the greatest internal migrations in the country's history.     He describes how Harry Truman, after becoming president in 1945, fought for Roosevelt's Fair Employment Practice Act and, surprising everyone, appointed a distinguished panel to serve as the President's Commission on Civil Rights, as well as appointing the first black judge on a federal appeals court in 1948 and, by executive order later that year, ordering full racial integration in the armed forces.     In this important, ambitious, far-reaching book, Urofsky writes about the affirmative action cases decided by the Supreme Court: cases that either upheld or struck down particular plans that affected both governmental and private entities. We come to fully understand the societal impact of affirmative action: how and why it has helped, and inflamed, people of all walks of life; how it has evolved; and how, and why, it is still needed
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The legal historian and author of Dissent in the Supreme Court examines the Supreme Court cases that upheld or struck down affirmative-action plans, exploring their impact on employment, education and the ongoing debates of today’s world
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10844282
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Urofsky, Melvin I.,
Dewey number
331.13/30973
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.A34
LC item number
U76 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Affirmative action programs
  • Affirmative action programs in education
  • Discrimination
  • Minorities
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • LAW / Discrimination
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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adult
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a living history from reconstruction to today
Label
The affirmative action puzzle : a living history from Reconstruction to today, Melvin I. Urofsky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-544) 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
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rdacontent.
Contents
Affirmative action before Kennedy -- Kennedy and Johnson -- Affirmative action spreads-and mutates -- Nixon and the Philadelphia plan -- Prejudice persists, affirmative action grows -- Marco Defunis, Allan Bakke, and Brian Weber -- Changing academia -- Backlash and defense -- Blacks and Jews divide -- Women and affirmative action -- The Reagan presidency -- The Court changes its mind -- Mend it, don't end it-or not -- Prop 209 -- Affirmative action and elections -- Seeking diversity in higher education -- Women and affirmative action II -- Other groups, here and abroad -- Bush, Obama, and Fisher -- Yes...and no...and Trump
Control code
1100448712
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 572 pages
Isbn
9781101870877
Lccn
2019016086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The affirmative action puzzle : a living history from Reconstruction to today, Melvin I. Urofsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-544) 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
Affirmative action before Kennedy -- Kennedy and Johnson -- Affirmative action spreads-and mutates -- Nixon and the Philadelphia plan -- Prejudice persists, affirmative action grows -- Marco Defunis, Allan Bakke, and Brian Weber -- Changing academia -- Backlash and defense -- Blacks and Jews divide -- Women and affirmative action -- The Reagan presidency -- The Court changes its mind -- Mend it, don't end it-or not -- Prop 209 -- Affirmative action and elections -- Seeking diversity in higher education -- Women and affirmative action II -- Other groups, here and abroad -- Bush, Obama, and Fisher -- Yes...and no...and Trump
Control code
1100448712
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 572 pages
Isbn
9781101870877
Lccn
2019016086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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