Desegregation: Resistance and Readiness

Desegregation: Resistance and Readiness

by Melvin Marvin Tumin


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"The most critical dimension of desegregation in our region is found in the attitudes of members of the dominant white communities. Melvin Tumin, a sociology professor at Princeton University, and eleven associates... have done a first-rate job mapping this vital dimension in an opinion study of citizens of Guilford County, North Carolina... the best effort yet to plumb citizens' attitudes on this agonizing modern problem."—Reading Guide, Law Library of University of Virginia.

Originally published in 1958.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691626413
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2863
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Acknowledgements, pg. xiii
  • Contents, pg. xvii
  • Chapter I. Background of the Study, pg. 1
  • Chapter II. Attitudes Toward the Negro and Desegregation, pg. 29
  • Chapter III. Eleven Factors Which Influence Attitudes: A Selection, pg. 52
  • Chapter IV. Education and Attitudes Toward Desegregation, pg. 83
  • Chapter V. Education and Attitudes, with other Factors Held Constant, pg. 96
  • Chapter VI. Exposure to Mass Media and Attitudes Toward Desegregation, pg. 105
  • Chapter VII. Exposure to Mass Media and Attitudes, with other Factors Held Constant, pg. 116
  • Chapter VIII. Occupation, Mobility, and Attitudes Toward Desegregation, pg. 127
  • Chapter IX. Occupation, Mobility, and Attitudes, with other Factors Held Constant, pg. 142
  • Chapter X. The Quality and Role of Leaders in the Process of Desegregation, pg. 149
  • Chapter XI. Two Collective Portraits: The Hard Core and Those Who are Ready, pg. 171
  • Chapter XII. Ten Major Findings and Their Implications, pg. 189
  • Appendices, pg. 205

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