An American Dilemma, Volume 1: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy

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Transaction Publishers, 1996 - Social Science - 812 pages

This landmark effort to understand African-American people in the New World provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within a people. The touchstone of this classic is the jarring discrepancy between the American creed of respect for the inalienable rights to freedom, justice, and opportunity for all and the pervasive violations of the dignity of blacks.

 

Contents

Chap
xviii
Migration
xix
Institutions 927
xxx
Note on the Meaning of Regional Terms as Used
xxxiii
Patterns of Social Segregation and Discrimination 605
l
Foreword by Frederick P Keppel
lix
NonInstitutional Aspects of the Negro Community 956
lxiii
A Parallel to the Negro Problem 1073
lxv
The Size of the Negro Labor Force and Negro Employment
301
Negro Finance
318
The N A A C P Branches
320
The Negro in Medical Professions
325
Public Housing Policies
348
Specialized Social Welfare Programs during the Period After
356
General Relief and Assistance in Kind
362
The Mechanics of Economic Discrimination
380

American Ideals and the American Conscience
3
AN AMERICAN DILEMMA
4
Chapter
5
Encountering the Negro Problem
26
Facets of the Negro Problem
50
RACE
78
The Negro School
96
Race and Ancestry
113
Racial Characteristics
137
POPULATION AND MIGRATION
155
3
158
Back to Africa
168
Overview
182
ECONOMICS
203
The Value Premises
209
The Negro Class Structure 689
210
The Tenancy Problem
227
Chapter II
228
The Plantation Tenant
245
New Blows to Southern Agriculture During
251
Seeking Jobs Outside dgriculture
264
Southern Trends during the Thirties
288
A General American Pattern
295
The Urban League
393
PreWar Labor Market Controls and Their Conse
397
The War Boomand Thereafter
409
Chapter 12
414
POLITICS
427
Southern Conservatism and Liberalism
452
Political Practices Today
474
Trends and Possibilities
505
Volume II
181
The Protest Motive and Negro Personality 757
185
The Police and Other Public Contacts 535
237
3 Counties in Selected Southern States by Increase
246
Compromise Leadership 768
265
The Negro Church
267
Chapter 13
270
Violence and Intimidation 558
325
Accommodating Leadership 720
337
liX
339
lxxvii
352
A Methodological Note on the Principle of Cumu
362
SOCIAL INEQUALITY
369
Distribution of Negro Residences in Selected Cities 1125
378
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Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) served as Swedish minister of trade and commerce, a Rockefeller Fellow, and wrote An American Dilemma at the invitation of the Carnegie Corporation. He returned to his homeland where he was, until his death, professor at the Institute of International Economic Relations at Stockholm University.

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