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The Resource Separate and unequal : the Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism, Steven M. Gillon

Separate and unequal : the Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism, Steven M. Gillon

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Separate and unequal : the Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Title
Separate and unequal
Title remainder
the Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
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Steven M. Gillon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequality In Separate and Unequal, historian Steven M. Gillon offers a revelatory new history of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders--popularly known as the Kerner Commission. Convened by President Lyndon Johnson after riots in Newark and Detroit left dozens dead and thousands injured, the commission issued a report in 1968 that attributed the unrest to "white racism" and called for aggressive new programs to end discrimination and poverty. "Our nation is moving toward two societies," it warned, "one black, and one white--separate and unequal." Johnson refused to accept the Kerner Report, and as his political coalition unraveled, its proposals went nowhere. For the right, the report became a symbol of liberal excess, and for the left, one of opportunities lost. Separate and Unequal is essential for anyone seeking to understand the fraught politics of race in America"--
  • "In Separate and Unequal, historian Steven M. Gillon offers a revelatory new history of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders--popularly known as the Kerner Commission. Convened by President Lyndon Johnson after riots in Newark and Detroit left dozens dead and thousands injured, the commission issued a report in 1968 that attributed the unrest to "white racism" and called for aggressive new programs to end racism and poverty. "Our nation is moving toward two societies," they warned, "one black, and one white--separate and unequal." Fifty years later, Gillon draws on official records, never-before-seen private papers, and interviews with key players to offer an absorbing new account of the Kerner Commission's work and its vital legacies. Johnson, he shows, never intended the Commission as anything more than window dressing; when it took its mission seriously, he cut off its funding. And despite its unanimous report, the Commission was riven by generational, ideological, and racial divides that foreshadowed the fracturing of Johnson's liberal coalition and the reshaping of American politics in the years that followed. A vivid portrait of the possibilities and limitations of American liberalism at its apogee, Separate and Unequal is a crucial book for anyone seeking to understand our debate over race today"--
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Dewey number
363.32/31097309046
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6477
LC item number
.G56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Separate and unequal : the Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism, Steven M. Gillon
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-355) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It looks like Berlin in 1945" -- "What do they want?" -- "Let your search be free" -- "I'll take out my pocketknife and cut your peter off" -- "I think we should avoid overstatement" -- "A straitjacket of facts" -- "White racism" -- "Can you really say this in a government report?" -- "That's good and tell him I appreciate that" -- "Lindsay has taken effective control of the Commission" -- "Two societies" -- "I'd be a hypocrite" -- "The most courageous government report in the last decade" -- "The 60s and 70s seem to have left us exhausted"
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ocn993420199
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780465096084
Lccn
2017035839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993420199
Label
Separate and unequal : the Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism, Steven M. Gillon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It looks like Berlin in 1945" -- "What do they want?" -- "Let your search be free" -- "I'll take out my pocketknife and cut your peter off" -- "I think we should avoid overstatement" -- "A straitjacket of facts" -- "White racism" -- "Can you really say this in a government report?" -- "That's good and tell him I appreciate that" -- "Lindsay has taken effective control of the Commission" -- "Two societies" -- "I'd be a hypocrite" -- "The most courageous government report in the last decade" -- "The 60s and 70s seem to have left us exhausted"
Control code
ocn993420199
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780465096084
Lccn
2017035839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993420199

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