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

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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 Amer
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Paperback, 426 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by University Of Chicago Press (first published April 1st 1999)
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Bill
May 25, 2015 added it
An important book about race relations in America and how civil rights have progressed in fits and starts and only at politically expedient times (namely wars, both hot and cold). The depressing thing is the book was written in 1999 and it has proven to be 100% prescient in its warnings that America is headed for major racial divisions if things don't change. Look at the news...3.89 Martinie glasses
Henry Jacobs
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've never read a book on race in America. I'm glad this was the first. The main thesis of the book is crystal clear and thoroughly researched. I don't want to steal the thunder of the author by stating it here in my own words.
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Dec 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
The story of how civil rights only move forward when it is politically expedient. It is a march that has moved in fits and starts.
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