When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

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$17.95  $16.69
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W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages
272
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393328516

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About the Author
Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University and Deputy Director of Columbia World Projects. A former president of the American Political Science Association, he is the author of many celebrated books, including Fear Itself, winner of the Bancroft Prize in History.
Reviews
Katznelson's explosive analysis provides us with a new and painful understanding of how politics and race intersect.--Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A fresh, highly readable, first-rate history.--Sanford D Horowitt "San Francisco Chronicle"
A penetrating new analysis.--Nick Kotz "New York Times Book Review"
Ira Katznelson has made a major contribution to the affirmative action debate...[His] book makes as strong a case as I have ever seen for vigorous action to bring about equal opportunities for African-Americans.--George M. Frederickson "New York Review of Books"
A gem of a book.--David Oshinsky "The Nation"
When Affirmative Action Was White was one of the first books that helped me concretely understand how racism was embedded into federal policy.--Clint Smith, author of Counting Descent