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When affirmative action was white : an untold history of racial inequality in twentieth-century America

Author: Ira Katznelson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Norton pbk ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Demonstrating that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal eras of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner, Ira Katznelson recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and politics in this groundbreaking work. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Katznelson
ISBN: 0393328511 9780393328516
OCLC Number: 431401844
Notes: "A work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action"--Summary provided by publisher.
Description: xv, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Doctor of laws --
Welfare in black and white --
Rules for work --
Divisions in war --
White veterans only --
Johnson's ambitions, Powell's principles : thoughts on renewing affirmative action.
Responsibility: Ira Katznelson.

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