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The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today by [Melvin I. Urofsky]
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“Comprehensive . . . Urofsky deploys his legal expertise to great effect . . . meticulously researched, honestly crafted.”
—Orlando Patterson, The New York Times

“By the accumulation of sixty years’ worth of evidence, [The Affirmative Action Puzzle] allows us to reach some useful conclusions, and the most important of these is that affirmative action worked.”
—Louis Menand, The New Yorker
 
“Urofsky leads us to consider how law should best combat the legacies of racism, sexism, and ableism in order to open doors of opportunity to previously excluded groups. A thought-provoking read.”
Library Journal
 
“Comprehensive . . . A must-read for anyone interested in the history of affirmative action and its associated legal conundrums.”
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“A magnificent book! The definitive history of affirmative action in the United States. A balanced approach to one of the most controversial legal and social issues, written in a clear, accessible, engaging manner. A ‘must read’ for all interested in the ongoing debate about affirmative action.”
—Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean; Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

About the Author

MELVIN I. UROFSKY is a professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the chair of its history department. He is the editor (with David W. Levy) of the five-volume collection of Louis Brandeis’s letters, as well as the author of Dissent and the Supreme Court and Louis D. Brandeis. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 77697 KB
  • Publication Date : January 28, 2020
  • Publisher : Pantheon (January 28, 2020)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 593 pages
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B07R9V4D3K
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1101870877
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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