Description - Nixon's Civil Rights by Dean J. Kotlowski
Richard Nixon believed that history would show his administration in the forefront of civil rights progress. What does the record really say about civil rights under Nixon? In this book, Dean Kotlowski offers a study of an administration that redirected the course of civil rights in America. Nixon's policymaking recast the civil rights debate from an argument over racial integration to an effort to improve the economic station of disadvantaged groups. Kotlowski examines such issues as school desegregation, fair housing, voting rights, affirmative action, and minority businesses as well as Native American and women's rights. He details Nixon's role, revealing a president who favoured deeds over rhetoric and who constantly weighed political expediency and principles in crafting civil rights policy. In moving the debate from the street to the system, Nixon set civil rights on a path whose merits and results are still debated.
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(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Dean J. Kotlowski
Dean J. Kotlowski is Associate Professor of History at Salisbury University.