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Nixon's Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy

Nixon's Civil Rights: Politics, Principle, and Policy

by Dean J. Kotlowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674006232

ISBN-13: 9780674006232

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Harvard

Richard Nixon believed that history would show his administration in the forefront of civil rights progress. What does the record really say about civil rights under Nixon? In a groundbreaking new book, Dean Kotlowski offers a surprising study of an administration that redirected the course of civil rights in America.

Nixon's policymaking recast the civil rights

Overview

Richard Nixon believed that history would show his administration in the forefront of civil rights progress. What does the record really say about civil rights under Nixon? In a groundbreaking new book, Dean Kotlowski offers a surprising study of an administration that redirected the course of civil rights in America.

Nixon's policymaking recast the civil rights debate from an argument over racial integration to an effort to improve the economic station of disadvantaged groups. Kotlowski examines such issues as school desegregation, fair housing, voting rights, affirmative action, and minority businesses as well as Native American and women's rights. He details Nixon's role, revealing a president who favored deeds over rhetoric and who constantly weighed political expediency and principles in crafting civil rights policy.

In moving the debate from the street to the system, Nixon set civil rights on a path whose merits and results are still debated. Nixon's Civil Rights is a revealing portrait of one of the most enigmatic figures of modern American politics and a major contribution to the study of civil rights in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674006232
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Contents

Prologue: Deeds versus Words

1 Flexible Response: Southern Politics and School Desegregation

2 Open Communities versus Forced Integration: Romney, Nixon, and Fair Housing

3 The Art of Compromise: Extending the Voting Rights Act

4 Jobs Are Nixon's Rights Program: The Philadelphia Plan and Affirmative Action

5 Black Power, Nixon Style: Minority Businesses and Black Colleges

6 A Cold War: Nixon and Civil Rights Leaders

7 Challenges and Opportunities: Native American Policy

8 Stops and Starts: Women's Rights

Epilogue: In the Shadow of Nixon

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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