Nixon's Civil Rights by Dean J. Kotlowski
Politics, Principle, and Policy

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In a groundbreaking new book, Kotlowski offers a surprising study of an administration that redirected the course of civil rights in America. Kotlowski examines such issues as school desegregation, fair housing, voting rights, affirmative action, and minority businesses as well as Native American and women's rights. He details Nixon's role, revealing a president who favored deeds over rhetoric and who constantly weighed political expediency and principles in crafting civil rights policy.
 

About Dean J. Kotlowski

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Dean J. Kotlowski is Associate Professor of History at Salisbury University.
 
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 416 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A capable dissection of the Nixon administration's policies on such matters as affirmative action and housing integration, charting failures and successes alike.

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"Rather than a means for rehabilitation," Kotlowski concludes, Nixon's "civil rights policy offers a vista on his multifarious persona." Despite that claim, this account serves

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The president, during a sexist, male-dominated era, refused to support the Equal Rights Amendment, believing that the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were sufficient protectors of equal opportunity.

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