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Author: Steven M. Gillon Narrator: Ryan Vincent Anderson Publisher: Basic Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9781478999973
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From a New York Times bestselling author, the definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequality In Separate and Unequal, New York Times bestselling historian Steven M. Gillon offers a revelatory new history of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders -- popularly known as the Kerner Commission. Convened by President Lyndon Johnson after riots in Newark and Detroit left dozens dead and thousands injured, the commission issued a report in 1968 that attributed the unrest to "white racism" and called for aggressive new programs to end discrimination and poverty. "Our nation is moving toward two societies," it warned, "one black, and one white -- separate and unequal." Johnson refused to accept the Kerner Report, and as his political coalition unraveled, its proposals went nowhere. For the right, the report became a symbol of liberal excess, and for the left, one of opportunities lost. Separate and Unequal is essential for anyone seeking to understand the fraught politics of race in America. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Steven M. Gillon is scholar-in-residence at the History Channel. He has taught at both Yale and Oxford and is currently professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He has written numerous books about modern American politics and culture, including Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War and The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry That Defined a Generation. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

About the Narrator

Ryan Vincent Anderson is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.