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The constraint of race : legacies of white skin privilege in America

Author: Linda Faye Williams
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The winner of the 2004 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award, NCOBPS and the2004 Michael Harrington Award "for an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world."  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Faye Williams
ISBN: 0271025352 9780271025353
OCLC Number: 56658340
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 440 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: America's first undeserving and deserving poor : beneficiaries of the Freedmen's Bureau and Civil War veterans' pensions --
White security : the birth of the American welfare state --
Assault on white privilege : civil rights and the great society --
Path bends : retrenchment from Nixon to Reagan-Bush --
Racially charged policy making : crime and welfare reform in the Clinton years --
Addressing "America's constant curse" : the politics of civil rights in the Clinton years --
Whose welfare system is it anyway? : the three tracks of social citizenship and racial inequality --
"Problem of race" : American social policy at the dawn of a new century.
Responsibility: Linda Faye Williams.

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