One America in the 21st Century The Report of President Bill Clinton's Initiative on Race Steven F. Lawson, John Hope Franklin

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
20 Jan 2009
ISBN:
9780300116694
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
240 pages: 279 x 216 x 12mm

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Originally released in 2008, this book features the first publication in book form of the Clinton Commission on Race Initiative’s report; a foreword by commission chair John Hope Franklin; President Clinton’s speech that launched the commission; and other important materials for classes on American race relations. "The report, and this volume, will surely assume a place among the most significant works about race and the persistent challenge of racism in modern American life."—William A. Link, University of Florida

“This report, issued under the aegis of the Clinton administration and now placed in historical context by Professor Lawson, is a welcome addition to the dialogue on race in America.”—Chandler Davidson, Rice University

"Lawson places the Franklin Commission Report in historical perspective and analyzes the Clinton presidency as well as the report in a cogent and evenhanded way. His introduction to the volume is itself worth the price of admission."—John Dittmer, Depauw University


"One America not only reminds us of the century-long struggle to place civil rights on the national agenda, but it also provides a blueprint for our continuing discourse on race."—Robert Pratt, University of Georgia


"The Franklin commission's report, and this volume, will surely assume a place among the most significant works about race and the persistent challenge of racism in modern American life."—William A. Link, University of Florida


“Steven Lawson's splendid introduction and judicious editing admirably underscore the present and future significance of One America in the indispensable Century, a report at once indispensible to our comprehension of the urgency to bridge the racial divide and a blueprint suggesting how to achieve that elusive goal. One America in the 21st Century is not just another presidential commission report. It is profoundly deserving of our sustained consideration.”—Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University 


"While many Americans continue to evade the persistent issue of race, Steven Lawson has helpfully reminded us of the vital contribution of John Hope Franklin and his colleagues to racial understanding. This report deserves a new look."—Clayborne Carson, editor of The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr., and founding director of the King Research and Education Institute, Stanford University