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The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today - Used Like New

The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today - Used Like New

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The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today


Dive into the intricate history of affirmative action in "The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today" by Melvin I. Urofsky. This compelling book unravels the complex and often contentious history of affirmative action in the United States, tracing its evolution from the post-Civil War era to the present day.

A Journey Through Time


Urofsky takes readers on an engaging journey through the milestones of affirmative action. Starting from the Reconstruction period, the book navigates through the civil rights movements of the 20th century and explores the policies that have shaped contemporary society. Urofsky's storytelling is both educational and captivating, making historical events accessible and relevant.

Meet the Key Players


This book introduces you to influential figures who played crucial roles in the affirmative action saga. From early civil rights leaders to modern policymakers, Urofsky provides insights into their motivations, struggles, and triumphs. These characters are not just names in history but vivid personalities brought to life through detailed narratives.

Why It’s Special

  • Rich Historical Context: The book offers a comprehensive look at the socio-political climate surrounding affirmative action over the decades.
  • Engaging Writing Style: Urofsky's ability to make complex historical topics understandable and interesting is commendable.
  • Balanced Perspective: The narrative presents multiple viewpoints, allowing readers to understand the varied and often conflicting opinions on affirmative action.

Featured Figures

  • Thurgood Marshall: Learn about his pivotal role in the legal battles for civil rights.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Discover his influence in the enactment of affirmative action policies during his presidency.
  • Contemporary Activists: Understand the ongoing efforts and challenges faced by modern advocates for affirmative action.

Positive Review


A reader from Chicago shares:

"I couldn't put this book down! Urofsky does an incredible job of making history come alive. The detailed accounts of key events and figures helped me understand the roots and evolution of affirmative action. It's a must-read for anyone interested in American history and civil rights."

Key Features

  • Comprehensive History: Covers affirmative action from Reconstruction to today.
  • Detailed Narratives: Engages readers with stories of key historical figures.
  • Balanced Viewpoints: Offers perspectives from various sides of the affirmative action debate.

Product Specifications

  • ISBN: 1101870877
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Pages: 592

This book isn't just a read; it's an experience. It’s perfect for history buffs, students, and anyone interested in the social fabric of America. Grab your copy today and embark on a historical adventure through the intricate world of affirmative action!
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