Civil Rights and the Presidency: Race and Gender in American Politics, 1960-1972 / Edition 1

Civil Rights and the Presidency: Race and Gender in American Politics, 1960-1972 / Edition 1

by Hugh Davis Graham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195073223

ISBN-13: 9780195073225

Pub. Date: 02/27/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Now abridged for courses, Hugh D. Graham's groundbreaking history of national policy during the battle for civil rights re-creates the intense debates in Congress and the White House that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 banning discrimination against minorities and women. Unique in its discussion of both race and gender as the

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Now abridged for courses, Hugh D. Graham's groundbreaking history of national policy during the battle for civil rights re-creates the intense debates in Congress and the White House that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 banning discrimination against minorities and women. Unique in its discussion of both race and gender as the driving forces in the development of civil rights policy, the text follows the implementation of these policies through a thickening maze of federal agencies and court decisions, showing how the classic liberal agenda of non-discrimination evolved into the controversial program of affirmative action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195073225
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/27/1992
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

1. America in 1960: Blacks and Women on the Eve of Social Revolution
2. The Kennedy Presidency and Black Civil Rights, 1960-1962
3. The Segregated Civil Rights Bills of 1963 for Women and Blacks
4. Lyndon Johnson and The Civil Rights Act of 1964
5. The Watershed of 1965: From the Voting Rights Act to "Black Power"
6. The EEOC and the Politics of Gender
7. Race, Affirmative Action, and Open Housing, 1965-1968
8. The Nixon Presidency: Domestic Policy and Divided Government
9. The Philadelphia Plan and the Politics of Minority Preference
10. The "Color-Blind" Constitution and the Federal Courts
11. Women, the Nixon Administration, and the Equal Rights Amendment
12. The Consolidation of 1972
13. The Rights Revolution and The American Administrative State
Further Reading
Glossary of Organizations
Endnotes

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