When Affirmative Action Was White

An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America
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Product Number: DD27730
Released: Aug 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515908449
Narrator/s: Jonathan Yen
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by Southern Democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity. In the words of noted historian Eric Foner, "Katznelson's incisive book should change the terms of debate about affirmative action, and about the last seventy years of American history."

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Author(s): Ira Katznelson
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number Z100118559
Released: Aug 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515928447

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