Gunnar Myrdal and America's Conscience: Social Engineering and Racial Liberalism, 1938-1987

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UNC Press Books, 1 feb. 1994 - 472 pagina's
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Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma (1944) influenced the attitudes of a generation of Americans on the race issue and established Myrdal as a major critic of American politics and culture. Walter Jackson explores how the Swedish Social Democratic
 

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Finding a Tocqueville
10
Frederick Keppel and the Carnegie Corporation
11
Newton Bakers Proposal
16
Foundations and Black Americans
22
Exceptional Men Colonial Administrators and Scandinavians
26
Social Engineering and Prophylactic Reform
36
The Making of an Intellectual Aristocrat
40
Marriage to Alva and Apprenticeship to Cassel
50
Economics
204
Politics Justice and Social Equality
212
Negro Politics Culture and Community
219
Racial Justice in a Global Context
228
The Study to End All Studies
231
The Race Issue in 1944
232
Acclaim in the National Press
241
AfroAmerican and White Southern Reactions
245

First Visit to America 19291930
59
Social Democratic Reform
68
Swedens Population Crisis
75
Encountering the Negro Problem
88
Initial Impressions
89
An Absence of Consensus
94
A Royal Commission for the Negro Problem
106
On the Road
117
Myrdal and Bunche
121
My War Work
135
The Worlds Problem in Miniature
137
Contact with America
147
Conflicts of Conscience
159
The Limits of Optimism
164
Democratic Internationalism or American Imperialism?
173
Myrdal and the July 20 1944 Plot to Kill Hitler
181
An American Dilemma The Text
186
The American Creed and Institutional Change
188
Race Population and Migration
198
The Reception in Scholarly Journals
252
The Divided Left
257
The Emerging Orthodoxy and Neglected Alternatives
261
The Rise and Fall of a Liberal Orthodoxy
272
The Growing Legitimacy of Civil Rights
273
Intercultural Education Prejudice and Damage
279
Racial Liberalism from Brown to the Voting Rights Act
293
Liberalism in Crisis
302
Dreamer Planner and Fighter
312
The Cold War and McCarthyism
320
The Challenge of Third World Poverty
332
Americas Critic and Friend
344
The Dilemma Revisited
352
The Last Years
359
Legacy
368
Notes
373
Essay on Sources
429
Index
435
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Walter A. Jackson is assistant professor of history at North Carolina State University.

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