Race, Jobs, and the War: The FEPC in the Midwest, 1941-46

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A richly detailed look at the crucial role of federally supported civil rights activism In this rigorous and thoroughly documented study focusing on the pivotal Midwest, Andrew E. Kersten shows how a tiny government agency--the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice (FEPC)--influenced the course of civil rights reform, moving the United States closer to a national fair employment policy and laying the foundation for today's contested affirmative action practices. Rejecting claims that black advancement during the ...

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