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The Resource Racial integration in corporate America, 1940-1990, Jennifer Delton

Racial integration in corporate America, 1940-1990, Jennifer Delton

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Racial integration in corporate America, 1940-1990
Title
Racial integration in corporate America, 1940-1990
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Delton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the space of about thirty years {u2013} from 1964 to 1994 {u2013} American corporations abandoned racially exclusionary employment policies and embraced some form of affirmative action to diversify their workforces. It was an extraordinary transformation, which most historians attribute to civil rights activists, federal legislation, and labor unions. This is the first book to examine the role of corporations in that transformation. Whereas others emphasize corporate obstruction, this book argues that there were corporate executives and managers who promoted fair employment and equal employment opportunity long before the federal government required it, and who thereby helped prepare the corporate world for racial integration. The book examines the pioneering corporations that experimented with integration in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as corporate responses to the civil rights movement and urban crisis in the 1960s and 1970s and the widespread adoption of affirmative action in the 1980s and 1990s
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1964-
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Delton, Jennifer A.
Dewey number
331.13/3097309045
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4903.5.U58
LC item number
D55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in employment
  • African Americans
  • Affirmative action programs
Label
Racial integration in corporate America, 1940-1990, Jennifer Delton
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The African American struggle for jobs -- Fair employment is good business -- Racial liberalism and the mid-twentieth-century businessman -- Human relations in management -- Human relations at International Harvester and Pitney-Bowes -- How compliance became voluntarism -- The National Association of Manufacturers helps out -- Changing hiring criteria -- The Du Pont Company's affirmative action efforts -- Epilogue : From affirmative action to diversity
Control code
CR9780511814051
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521515092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Racial integration in corporate America, 1940-1990, Jennifer Delton
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The African American struggle for jobs -- Fair employment is good business -- Racial liberalism and the mid-twentieth-century businessman -- Human relations in management -- Human relations at International Harvester and Pitney-Bowes -- How compliance became voluntarism -- The National Association of Manufacturers helps out -- Changing hiring criteria -- The Du Pont Company's affirmative action efforts -- Epilogue : From affirmative action to diversity
Control code
CR9780511814051
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521515092
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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