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Science for Segregation
Author: John P. Jackson

ISBN: 9780814742716
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 17 August 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.5
View the Table of Contents. Read Chapter 1.Science for Segregation adds considerably to our understanding of racist ideologies and their persistance in the post-war era. The author has done an admirable job of covering a forgotten chapter in the struggle over segregation and shedding light on how scientific research can become highly politicized. --"Journal of American History""This book asks if science can be divorced from politics. . . . Recommended." --"Choice"A fascinating and comprehensive look at a largely neglected aspect of American history--the role of science and scientists in supporting and sustaining white racist thought and institutions during the battle over de-segregation. And like most good social history, it does not require much strain to draw the relevance to today's debates about the salience of biological taxonomies of race. --Troy Duster, author of "Backdoor to Eugenics"A very important book that explores the fuzzy zone between science and pseudo-science, exposing the political action of right-wing scientists in the 1950s and 1960s who argued for school segregation on ostensibly scientific grounds. The rol...

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