When the Marching Stopped: The Politics of Civil Rights Regulatory Agencies

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SUNY Press, 1988 - Political Science - 263 pages
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This book takes the "next step" in the study of the civil rights movement in the United States. To date, the vast majority of books on the civil rights movement have analyzed either the origins and philosophies, or the strategies and tactics of the movement. When the Marching Stopped is the first comprehensive and systematic study of the various civil rights regulatory agencies created under Titles VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The development of these agencies and the subsequent attainment of regulatory power is certainly one of the most significant achievements of the movement.

Walton begins with the creation of the regulatory agencies in 1964 under President Johnson, and continues to describe and evaluate them through the Reagan presidency, exploring the creation, structuring, staffing, financing, and attainments of these agencies. The book also compares the work of these "new" civil rights regulatory agencies with earlier efforts ranging from Reconstruction to the late 1930s and early 1940s. An introduction by Mary Frances Berry adds important insights to Walton's monumental efforts.
 

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Contents

INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION
1
STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL
28
3 THE POLITICS OF BUDGET AND FINANCE
56
REGULATORY RULEMAKING AND ACTION
86
5 THE POLITICS OF PRESSURE GROUPS
122
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
176
FEDERAL DATA A RESEARCH NOTE
191
SAMPLE LETTERS OF COMPLIANCE
195
AN EXAMPLE OF THE LETTER SENT TO ALL CABINET DEPARTMENTS
199
COPY OF THE LETTER SENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO AUTHOR
201
COPY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS RESTORATION ACT OF 1985
203
NOTES
213
BIBLIOGRAPHY
239
INDEX
253
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Hanes Walton, Jr. is the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Political Science at Savannah State College.

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