Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

A Documentary History

Book - 2001
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Examining affirmative action and its history through these 395 documents that trace its roots and development, this work is an invaluable reference resource. Race, gender, and disability, as they pertain to affrimative action, are also explored. By providing a thorough presentation of the arguments both for and against, this reference encourages critical thinking as it details the ins and out of the debate.
Provides 395 primary documents outlining the arguments both for and against affirmative action as it pertains to race, gender, and disability.

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Continuing the series to provide primary material for high school and college students, Robinson (history, Morgan State U.) has collected 400 documents and added brief introductions placing each in historical and political context. Noting that most studies of affirmative action discuss only race, she codes each document for whether it deals with any or all of race, gender, or disability. The arrangement is chronological, the first section spanning from 1854 to 1900 and the last from 1981 to 2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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An anthology of primary documents for high-school and college students who are studying or debating the issues of affirmative action in race, gender, or disability in America, dating from 1854 to 2000.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780313301698
Characteristics: lxiii, 400 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Jo Ann 1942-


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