Home Books Affirmative Action


Affirmative Action
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Rachel Kranz
  • From the Series: Library in a Book
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816047332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4733-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 342.73
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 304

Summary

One of the most controversial political issues of the past three decades has been the question of affirmative action. The phrase was first used in 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Executive Order 11246, which called on government-funded contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that applicants were employed without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin. Affirmative action is still an important and emotionally charged political issue in American society today.

Affirmative Action serves as the ideal starting point for research on this hotly contested topic. Offering a dispassionate, even-handed overview, this book provides the latest summary of the issue's legal, political, and social aspects, offering students and researchers an unbiased look at the subject.

Coverage includes:

  • The history of legalized inequality in the United States, from the Civil War to the present
  • Various positions on the issue of affirmative action
  • Information on major arenas in which affirmative action plays a role, such as voting rights, college admissions, and employment
  • Key court cases, legislation, executive orders, and referendums on affirmative action
  • Brief biographies of key individuals involved in affirmative action, including activists, politicians, and legal scholars
  • A glossary of related political, legal, and other terms
  • A listing of organizations and agencies related to affirmative action
  • Detailed appendixes, including excerpts from key court cases.

Specifications

Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Rachel Kranz is the coauthor of the Gay Rights volume in the Library in a Book series (November 2000) and the author of the Reproductive Rights and Technology volume (Spring 2002), as well as the author of numerous books about race, class, and prejudice. Her work includes Facts On File’s The Biographical Dictionary of Black Americans and Straight Talk About Prejudice, in addition to a dozen other books in the Straight Talk series.

Kranz has also produced documentary videos on welfare (Forced Work: A Day in the Life of 3 Women on Welfare) and race (You Can Use Your Own Words; New Seed), which have been shown on local public television, on national cable, and at several prestigious documentary festivals. As an award-winning print and radio journalist, she has written extensively on affirmative action and related issues, including a detailed analysis of the Bakke case at the beginning of the anti-affirmative action backlash. Her work has appeared in the Nation, Newsday, New York Daily News, and elsewhere, and her radio news reports and documentaries have been broadcast on National Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio.

Kranz has written numerous young-adult books for such publishers as Scholastic and Troll and has written textbooks and curriculum for grades K-12 for such publishers as Prentice-Hall, Houghton-Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and Addison Wesley. She has contributed to reference books published by Bowker and to the Contemporary Authors series. She is the author of a novel, Leaps of Faith (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2000), which deals extensively with race, class, and many types of discrimination.

Reviews and Awards

"Kranz's book is the answer to a student researcher's prayers...The writing is exceptionally clear, accessible, and balanced. The comprehensive information is organized masterfully and evenhandedly. The reader gains background, resources, and advice to research the topic. The index is excellent. If you were to purchase only one book on affirmative action for your high school library, this should be it. Highly Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"This book belongs in the library of all individuals or institutions seeking knowledge on any aspect of affirmative action. One could not make a better investment...Essential."
Choice

"Outstanding Academic Title, 2003"
- Choice

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Affirmative Action
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Animal Rights, Revised Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Capital Punishment, Third Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Disaster Response
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Education Reform, Revised Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Gun Control, Revised Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Immigration
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Legalized Gambling
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Power of the News Media
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Prescription Drugs
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Prisons, Revised Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Privacy in the Information Age, Revised Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Racial Profiling
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Right to Die and Euthanasia
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Rights of the Elderly
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Sexual Misconduct and the Clergy
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Tobacco Industry and Smoking, Revised Edition
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Weapons of Mass Destruction
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Welfare and Welfare Reform
$45.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources