Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 June 2005

344 Pages | 18 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195182453

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The Pursuit of Fairness

A History of Affirmative Action

Terry H. Anderson

A colorful history that brings to life the politicians, legal minds, and ordinary people who have fought for or against affirmative action, The Pursuit of Fairness illuminates a difficult and critically important issue. The book ranges from Kennedy's historic 1961 executive order that introduced the term "affirmative action," to Nixon's expansion of the program, Carter's "set asides," the Reagan backlash, and the revision of affirmative action during the Clinton years. Published on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this is the only book available that gives readers a balanced account of this highly contentious issue.

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