ERIC Number: ED252620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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From Little Rock to Boston: The History of School Desegregation. Contributions to the Study of Education, Number 8.
Metcalf, George R.
Beginning with the initial attempts to implement the educational provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, this book provides an analytical, historical overview of school desegregation from the mid-sixties through the Carter Administration. Asserting that national interest in desegregation waned as the United States concentrated on the Vietnam War, the book traces what it argues were President Nixon's efforts to make desegregation move slowly. Focusing on a number of central cases (including Alexander v. Holmes, Swann v. Mecklenburg, Adams v. Richardson, Bradley v. Milliken, and Brown III), the book describes Nixon's attempts to pressure the Supreme Court, his firing of Leon Panetta, (Health, Education and Welfare's director of Civil Rights), and his consideration of a constitutional amendment to limit the use of busing. Asserting that the South Boston race riots were the culmination of Nixon's anti-busing position, this book views the Carter administration as considerably more supportive of school desegregation. (KH)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Busing, Civil Rights, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Plans, Educational History, Educational Policy, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, United States History, Urban Schools
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($35.00).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Carter Administration; Nixon Administration