Frederick W. Gooding - American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981

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Gooding’s groundbreaking study tells the largely untold story of African-Americans working for the nation’s largest employer: the federal government. Covering the years from the end of World War II through the Reagan administration, Gooding, assistant professor of African American studies in the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University, shows that despite lip service to ideals like equality and fairness, government workplaces in fact systematically discriminated against their Black employees. Only when the workers organized and demanded the rights and opportunities due them did the situation being to change.

 

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American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981 Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780822945390
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - December 4th, 2018

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