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Civil Rights in New York City

22nd June 2011

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The New York Times spotlights Clarence Taylor’s new book, Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era.

While the nation’s attention was riveted on the South, much of the civil rights revolution in the second half of the 20th century was being waged in the North. Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era (Fordham University Press, $35) attempts to provide some balance through 10 academic essays that cast light on struggles between blacks and organized labor, civil rights and the cold war, discrimination that extended even to garbage collection, and the competing visions of Mayors David N. Dinkins and Rudolph W. Giuliani. READ MORE

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