The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America

Paperback | April 1, 2002

byPhilip A. Klinkner

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Winner of the Horace Mann Bond Award of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.
American life is filled with talk of progress and equality, especially when the issue is that of race. But has the history of race in America really been the continuous march toward equality we'd like to imagine it has? This sweeping history of race in America argues quite the opposite: that progress toward equality has been sporadic, isolated, and surrounded by long periods of stagnation and retrenchment.

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Winner of the Horace Mann Bond Award of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.American life is filled with talk of progress and equality, especially when the issue is that of race. But has the history of race in America really been the continuous march toward equality we'd like to imagine it has?...

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Winner of the Horace Mann Bond Award of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University"This book should be read by all who aspire to create a more perfect union."-Publishers Weekly, starred reviewHave the history of race relations in America really been the continuous march toward equality we imagine? T...

Philip A. Klinkner is an associate professor of government at Hamilton College.Rogers M. Smith is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226443418

ISBN - 13:9780226443416

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Unsteady March
One: "Bolted with the Lock of a Hundred Keys"
The Era of Slavery, 1619-1860
Two: "Thenceforward, and Forever Free"
The Civil War, 1860-1865
Three: "The Negro Has Got as Much as He Ought to Have"
Reconstruction and the Second Retreat, 1865-1908
Four: "The Color Line"
Jim Crow America, 1908-1938
Five: "Deutschland and Dixieland"
Antifascism and the Emergence of Civil Rights, 1938-1941
Six: "Double V: Victory Abroad, Victory at Home"
World War II
Seven: "Hearts and Minds"
The Cold War and Civil Rights, 1946-1954
Eight: "There Comes a Time"
The Civil Rights Revolution, 1954-1968
Nine: "Benign Neglect?"
Post-Civil Rights America, 1968-1998
Conclusion: Shall We Overcome?
Notes
Index