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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, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Katznelson
ISBN: 0393052133 9780393052138 0393328511 9780393328516
OCLC Number: 56799134
Description: xv, 238 pages ; 24 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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A study on the lesser-known origins of affirmative action argues that key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were purposefully discriminatory, revealing how  Read more...

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