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Economic Growth and Employment Opportunities for Minorities


reviewed by Daniel R. Fusfeld 1965

coverTitle: Economic Growth and Employment Opportunities for Minorities
Author(s): D. L. Hiestand
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This short but important book is most timely. It appears when employment opportunities for Negroes, our most important minority group, are an important political and economic problem. But its conclusions are largely discouraging, and lead to a call for much more effective action than has yet been undertaken. Hiestand's book is encouraging in pointing out how Negroes have gradually advanced into occupations of higher skill over the years. But it is discouraging in documenting the fact that the economy has had to be wrenched out of its customary ways by major transformations in order to make that upgrading possible. Prior to 1910, Negroes were to be found primarily in the unskilled and service occupations. The initial breakthrough into semiskilled occupations came during the first World War. The Negro employment pattern was virtually unchanged through the relatively prosperous 1920s and tended to deteriorate in the retrograde 1930s. The second World War then... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 6, 1965, p. 556-556
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2535, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 4:08:44 PM

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