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An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. 2 Vols.

MYRDAL, Gunnar (1898-1987), with the Assistance of Richard Sterner and Arnold Rose:

Editorial: New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1944., 1944
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First Edition (stated). lv, 705 pp; 5 figs.; xii, 707-1,483 pp; tables. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on each pastedown, else Very Good, without dust jacket. Gunnar Myrdal: Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 1974 (shared with F.A. von Hayek), 'for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.' 'In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation of New York commissioned [Myrdal] to direct a study of the American Negro problem. The material which he collected and interpreted was published in 1944 as An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy' (Myrdal biography on the Nobel Foundation Web site). 'In 1964, the editors of the Saturday Review asked twenty seven esteemed men and women of letters this question, 'what books published during the past four decades most significantly altered the direction of [the American] society?' Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma received more votes than any other books except John Maynard Keynes' The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. . . . According to Myrdal, the American dilemma of his time referred to the co-existence of the American liberal ideals and the miserable situation of blacks. On the one hand, enshrined in the American creed is the belief that people are created equal and have human rights; on the other hand, blacks, as one tenth of the population, were treated as an inferior race and were denied numerous civil and political rights. Myrdal's encyclopedic study covers every aspect of black-white relations in the Unites States up to his time. He frankly concluded that the 'Negro problem' is a 'white man's problem.' That is, whites as a collective were responsible for the disadvantageous situation in which blacks were trapped. Myrdal's work had a great influence on the American civil rights movement. Today, after more than fifty years since the publication of Myrdal's book, it is hard for us to appreciate fully the extent of his boldness. Mrydal's work, and especially the history he documented, should not be forgotten' (Junfu Zhang, 'Black-White Relations: The American Dilemma', Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 4, February 29, 2000). N° de ref. de la librería 16306

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Título: An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and ...

Editorial: New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1944.

Año de publicación: 1944

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st Edition

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