America in black and white: one nation, indivisible

By: Thernstrom, Stephan
Contributor(s): Thernstrom, Abigail [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Simon & Schuster 1997Description: 704 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780684844978Subject(s): Race relations | African American | RacismDDC classification: 305.896073 Summary: 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on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated and dangerous. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/America-in-Black-and-White/Stephan-Thernstrom/9780684844978
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part I: History
Chapter 1: Jim Crow
Chapter 2: The Promised Land
Chapter 3: Remarkable Change
Chapter 4: Amazing Patience
Chapter 5: We Shall Overcome
Chapter 6: Coming Together and Apart

Part II: Out of the Sixties: Recent Social, Economic, and Political Trends
Chapter 7: The Rise of the Black Middle Class
Chapter 8: Cities and Suburbs
Chapter 9: Poverty
Chapter 10: Crime
Chapter 11: Politics

Part III: Equality and Preferences: The Changing Racial Climate
Chapter 12: With All Deliberate Speed
Chapter 13: Skills, Tests, and Diversity
Chapter 14: The Higher Learning
Chapter 15: Jobs and Contracts
Chapter 16: Voting Rights
Chapter 17: The Racial Climate
Conclusion: One Nation, Indivisible
Notes
Index

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on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated and dangerous.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/America-in-Black-and-White/Stephan-Thernstrom/9780684844978

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