Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism

Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism

by Steven M. Gillon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465096084
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 311,337
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Steve M. Gillon is a scholar-in-residence for the History Channel and a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. The author of several books on American history, he lives in Miami Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue "It Looks Like Berlin in 1945" 1

Chapter 1 "What Do They Want?" 15

Chapter 2 "Let Your Search Be Free" 43

Chapter 3 "I'll Take Out My Pocketknife and Cut Your Peter Off" 65

Chapter 4 "I Think We Should Avoid Overstatement" 91

Chapter 5 "A Straitjacket of Facts" 111

Chapter 6 "White Racism" 133

Chapter 7 "Can You Really Say This in a Government Report?" 151

Chapter 8 "That's Good and Tell Him I Appreciate That" 177

Chapter 9 "Lindsay Has Taken Effective Control of the Commission" 193

Chapter 10 "Two Societies" 227

Chapter 11 "I'd Be a Hypocrite" 247

Chapter 12 "The Most Courageous Government Report in the Last Decade" 267

Chapter 13 "The 60s and 70s Seem to Have Left Us Exhausted" 293

Acknowledgments 319

Notes 321

A Note on Sources 349

Index 357

Photos appear after page 192.

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