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As the largest employer of one of the world’s leading economic and geo-political superpowers, the history of the federal government’s workforce is a rich and essential tool for understanding how the “Great Experiment” truly works. The literal face of federal policy, federal employees enjoy a history as rich as the country itself, while reflecting the country’s evolution towards true democracy within a public space.  Nowhere is this progression towards democracy more apparent than with its internal race relations. While World War II was a boon to black workers, little is known about the nuanced, ongoing struggles for dignity and respect that black workers endured while working these “good, government jobs.” American Dream Deferredchallenges postwar narratives of government largess for African Americans by illuminating the neglected stories of these unknown black workers.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Chapter 1 "Boy! Look At All These Government Girls!" Black Opportunity in the Nation's Capital, 1941-1945
  2. pp. 25-64
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  1. Chapter 2 "Study Long, Study Wrong" Achievements and Limits of Commissions Studying Discrimination in the Federal Workforce, 1945-1947
  2. pp. 65-95
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  1. Chapter 3 "This Is Not Working" White Resistance To Black Persistence, 1948-1959
  2. pp. 95-115
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  1. Chapter 4 "Rats! Discriminated Again" Julius Hobson And The Rising Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1969
  2. pp. 116-143
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  1. Chapter 5 "I Was Hurting" Blacks In Government On The Mend, 1970-1981
  2. pp. 144-175
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  1. Epilogue A Moving Picture of Black Workers, 1980-1981
  2. pp. 176-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-226
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-245
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822986256
Related ISBN
9780822945390
MARC Record
OCLC
1132682052
Pages
255
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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