Managing inequality : Northern racial liberalism in interwar Detroit (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Managing inequality : Northern racial liberalism in interwar Detroit

Author: Karen R Miller
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the wake of the Civil War, many white Northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their political economic system, which they saw as forward-thinking in its promotion of free market capitalism, and the now vanquished Southern system, which had been built on slavery. But this interest in legal race neutrality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miller, Karen R.
Managing inequality
(DLC) 2014024575
(OCoLC)876883431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen R Miller
ISBN: 9781479803637 1479803634 9781479893553 1479893552
OCLC Number: 896701350
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: African American Migration and the Emerging Discourse of Northern Racial Liberalism --
Protecting Urban Peace : Northern Racial Liberalism and the Limits of Racial Equality --
Between Ossian Sweet and the Great Depression : Tolerance and Northern Racial Liberal Discourse in the Late 1920s --
"Living Happily at the Taxpayers' Expense" : City Managers, African American "Freeloaders," and White Taxpayers --
"Let Us Act Funny" : Snow Flake Grigsby and Civil Rights Liberalism in the 1930s --
Northern Racial Liberalism and Detroit's Labor Movement --
"Better Housing Makes Better Citizens" : Slum Clearance and Low-Cost Housing.
Responsibility: Karen R. Miller.
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In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. But this interest in legal race neutrality should not be mistaken for an effort  Read more...

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Managing Inequality is urgent historical reading. In our contemporary political culture, public officials regularly insist they are colorblind amidst evidence of persistent racial inequality. Karen Read more...

 
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