America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 14, 2009 - Social Science - 704 pages
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.
 

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This is a solid, sweeping account (from a Harvard scholar and a race relations specialist) of race relations in the United States over the last 50-some years, from the days of Jim Crow, through sit ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
PART
15
CHAPTER ONE Jim Crow
25
CHAPTER TWO The Promised Land
53
PART
181
CHAPTER EIGHT Cities and Suburbs
203
CHAPTER TWELVE With All Deliberate Speed
315
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Skills Tests and Diversity
348
CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Higher Learning
386
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN The Racial Climate
493
One Nation Indivisible
530
Notes
546
List of Tables
672
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Stephan Thernstrom, the Winthrop Professor of History at Harvard University, is the editor of The Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups and the author of several other books.

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