9780195073225

Civil Rights and the Presidency Race and Gender in American Politics, 1960-1972

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195073225

  • ISBN10:

    0195073223

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-02-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Now abridged for courses, this edition of Hugh D. Graham's groundbreaking history of national policy during the battle for civil rights recreates the intense debates in Congress and the White House that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 banningdiscrimination against minorities and women. Following the implementation of these policies through a thickening maze of federal agencies and court decisions, the text reveals how the classic liberal agenda of non-discrimination evolved into the controversial program of affirmative action,surprisingly enough, under Richard Nixon. Based on extensive, groundbreaking research in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidential archives and special collections of the Library of Congress, Civil Rights and the Presidency will be invaluable for courses in American history, political science,and black and women's studies.

Table of Contents

America in 1960: Blacks and Women on the Eve of Social Revolution
The Kennedy Presidency and Black Civil Rights, 1960-1962
The Segregated Civil Rights Bills of 1963 for Women and Blacks
Lyndon Johnson and The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Watershed of 1965: From the Voting Rights Act to ""Black Power""
The EEOC and the Politics of Gender
Race, Affirmative Action, and Open Housing, 1965-1968
The Nixon Presidency: Domestic Policy and Divided Government
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