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Harris, Fred R. 1930-

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Works: 114 works in 259 publications in 2 languages and 8,653 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Bildungsromans  Sources  Documentary television programs  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Interviewee, pan
Classifications: HC106.6, 813.54
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Quiet riots : race and poverty in the United States by Fred R Harris( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book grew out of the national conference "The Kerner Commission: Twenty Years Later." The Kerner Commission found in its 1968 Report that America was moving toward two separate and unequal societies, divided along racial lines, and that major efforts to combat poverty, unemployment, and racism were mandated. The essays in this book examine the persistence of racial and economic inequalities in American society. The book is divided into four parts. Part I, "The Kerner Reports of 1968," includes the following chapters: (1) "The 1967 Riots and the Kerner Commission" (Fred R. Harris); and (2) "The Kerner Report: a Journalist's View" (John Herbers). Part ii, "Today's Worsened Poverty," includes the following chapters: (3) "Poverty Is Still With Us--and Worse" (David Hamilton); and (4) "Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Poverty--and What Worked" (Gary D. Sandefur). Part iii, "a Growing Urban Underclass," includes the following chapters: (5) "The Persistence of Urban Poverty" (Terry K. Adams and others); (6) "Separate Societies: Have the Kerner Warnings Come True?" (Gary Orfield); and (7) "The Ghetto Underclass and the Changing Structure of Urban Poverty" (William Julius Wilson and others). Part iv, "Conclusions and Recommendations," includes the following chapters: (8) "Thomas Jefferson, the Kerner Commission, and the Retreat of Folly" (Lynn A. Curtis); and (9) "Race and Poverty in the United States--and What Should Be Done," the report of the 1988 Commission on the States. Notes and sources, information on the contributors, and an index are appended. The book includes statistical information on 19 tables and five figures. (Af)
Locked in the poorhouse : cities, race, and poverty in the United States( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago we had riots in the city streets. Then-President Johnson convened the Kerner Commission to examine the reasons why, and it concluded that the U.S. was "moving towards two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." Today, the city streets are populated more variously and suffering more quietly, but more people in U.S. cities are poorer now than ever before. As this book shows, U.S. cities are becoming poorhouses for blacks and Hispanics, and city life incubates hopelessness borne of un- and underemployment, criminal victimization, and racial discrimination, especially against nonwhite males
Deadlock or decision : the U.S. Senate and the rise of national politics by Fred R Harris( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one understands the U.S. Senate better than Fred Harris. A professor of political science, author of a number of books on government, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and a former United States Senator from Oklahoma, he has both experienced and studied the political process for forty years. Now he distills his understanding into a lively, informative account of the present Senate and its problems."--BOOK JACKET. "In Deadlock or Decision, Harris provides a far-reaching look at the Senate's history, traditions, and operation as he explains the emergence of today's frequent deadlocks. He traces the growth and change of the chamber from its earliest days (when the first senators made a point of looking down on the House of Representatives) through the days of Webster, Clay, and Calhoun, to the height of its prestige as the "citadel of democracy" in the 1950s (under the firm leadership of Lyndon Johnson). Harris shows how the efficiency of the Senate in Johnson's era was tied to its inward-looking, undemocratic practices: the body had firm traditions, and an emphasis on seniority, that concentrated power and aided decisive action. Today, he writes, power has become fragmented, with greater partisanship, less cooperation, and more individuality as the specialization norm has eroded and senatorial staff has expanded dramatically. Harris links these trends to the "advocacy explosion" in American politics, with the multiplication of lobbying organizations (which now dish out huge campaign contributions). American society and politics in general, he argues, has become less regional and more nationally unified; Senate campaigns have become events of national significance, and senators are now expected to be national advocates for issues that affect the entire country. As a result, senators are now much more vulnerable to outside pressure. The irony of today's Senate, Harris writes, is that as the body has become more responsive, it has become less responsible - and more prone to inaction as it has become more democratic in its own procedures."--BOOK JACKET. "Harris lays out an agenda for change that includes campaign finance reform, changes in Senate rules, and a reshaped budget process to restore efficiency while preserving the trend toward responsiveness and democracy in the Senate. With clear, compelling logic and fascinating details, Deadlock or Decision gives us a fresh understanding of what is wrong in Washington, and what can be done to make it right again."--Jacket
Social science and national policy by Fred R Harris( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the cities; report by Commission on the Cities in the '70's( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at current problems of decay, bankruptcy, joblessness, crime, injustice to ethnic and recial groups, etc. intended as extension of the issues raised in the Kerner Report, 1968
The new populism by Fred R Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Harris is against bigness--against the concentrated economic and political power in American government, corporations, unions, and institutions that exploits most of us. His new populism calls upon Americans to re-assert our individual rights and individual power by getting ourselves together adn forming a popular majority that will enable "we the people" to reclaim the power that is rightly ours
Easy pickin's by Fred R Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Oklahoma town in the 1930s, an unexpected crime wave baffles the local sheriff and turns the town upside down
Coyote revenge by Fred R Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man returns home from law school in 1930s Oklahoma, just as the sheriff is gunned down. Okie Dunn takes his job and searches for the killers, discovering that the sheriff was trying to buy oil-rich land from Indians
Alarms and hopes : a personal journey, a personal view by Fred R Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of Congress by Fred R Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator himself, Harris also provides insightful suggestions for improving Congress in the future
America's democracy : the ideal and the reality by Fred R Harris( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now is the time; a new Populist call to action by Fred R Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The baby bust : who will do the work? who will pay the taxes?( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the harvest : a novel by Fred R Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traveling with his father, along with a hump-backed hired hand, a whiny truck driver and his pretty wife, two cousins from Mississippi, and his father's best friend, Will makes his way from Vernon, Oklahoma, to Rhame, North Dakota ... Not everyone will make the return trip to Oklahoma, and when an accident claims a crew member's life, Will is forced to take charge and become mature beyond his years."--Publisher description
New Mexico 2050( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healing our divided society : investing in America fifty years after the Kerner Report( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968, the Kerner Commission concluded that America was heading toward "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." Today, America's communities are experiencing increasing racial tensions and inequality, working-class resentment over the unfulfilled American Dream, white supremacy violence, toxic inaction in Washington, and the decline of the nation's example around the world. In Healing Our Divided Society, Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission, along with Eisenhower Foundation CEO Alan Curtis, re-examine fifty years later the work still necessary towards the goals set forth in The Kerner Report. This timely volume unites the interests of minorities and white working- and middle-class Americans to propose a strategy to reduce poverty, inequality, and racial injustice
America's legislative processes : Congress and the states by Fred R Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings on the body politic by Fred R Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers Journal : Race and Politics in America's Cities( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 40th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission Report on civil unrest, this edition of the Journal spotlights former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members of the original Commission, who discusses the root causes of the 1960s riots that rocked Newark, Detroit, and other U.S. cities. Harris also reflects on his ongoing commitment to the cause of reducing racism and deep poverty in inner cities. Bill Moyers then interviews Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker, a dynamic voice for urban reform who shares the lessons he has learned and his vision for a brighter future for his city. Broadcast date: March 28, 2008. (58 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Understanding American government by Fred R Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Locked in the poorhouse : cities, race, and poverty in the United States
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Deadlock or decision : the U.S. Senate and the rise of national politicsEasy pickin'sCoyote revengeIn defense of CongressThe baby bust : who will do the work? who will pay the taxes?Following the harvest : a novel
Alternative Names
Fred R. Harris American politician

Fred R. Harris Amerikaans politicus

Fred R. Harris amerikansk politikar

Fred R. Harris amerikansk politiker

Fred R. Harris personnalité politique américaine

Fred R. Harris político estadounidense

Fred R. Harris politico statunitense

Fred R. Harris US-amerikanesche Politiker

Fred R. Harris US-amerikanischer Politiker

Fred R. Harris yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

Fred Roy Harris amerikai szenátor

Harris, Fred

Harris, Fred 1930-

Harris, Fred R.

Harris, Fred Roy

Harris, Fred Roy 1930-

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فرد روی هریس سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

فريد ر هاريس سياسي أمريكي

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English (156)

German (1)