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Weiss, Nancy J. (Nancy Joan) 1944-

Works: 10 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 4,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Academic theses  Short films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E807, B
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Most widely held works by Nancy J Weiss
Whitney M. Young, Jr., and the struggle for civil rights by Nancy J Weiss( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitney M. Young, Jr., the charismatic executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971, bridged the worlds of race and power. The "inside man" of the black revolution, he served as interpreter between black America and the businessmen, foundation executives, and public officials who constituted the white power structure. In this stimulating biography, Nancy J. Weiss shows how Young accomplished what Jesse Jackson called the toughest job in the black movement: selling civil rights to the nation's most powerful whites. With race at center stage in American national politics, Young brought the National Urban League into the civil rights movement and made it a force in the major events and debates of the decade. Within the civil rights leadership, he played an important role as strategist and mediator. A black man who grew up in a middle class family in the segregated South, Young spent most of his adult life in the white world, transcending barriers of race, wealth, and social standing to advance the welfare of black Americans. His goals were to gain access for blacks to good jobs, education, housing, health care, and social services; his tactics were reason, persuasion, and negotiation. He understood keenly the value to the movement of creative tension between moderates and militants, and he took good advantage of that understanding to promote his aims. Andrew Young said of Whitney Young that he knew the "high art of how to get power from the powerful and share it with the powerless." How he managed that, and with what consequence, is the central theme of this book. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Farewell to the party of Lincoln : Black politics in the age of FDR by Nancy Joan Weiss( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines a remarkable political phenomenon -- the dramatic shift of black voters from the Republican to the Democratic party in the 1930s, a shift all the more striking in light of the Democrats' indifference to racial concerns. Nancy J. Weiss shows that blacks became Democrats in response to the economic benefits of the New Deal and that they voted for Franklin Roosevelt in spite of the New Deal's lack of a substantive record on race. - Jacket flap
The civil rights movement in America : essays by Charles W Eagles( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil Rights Movement warrants continuing and extensive examination. The six papers in this collection, each supplemented by a follow-up assessment, contribute to a clearer perception of what caused and motivated the movement, of how it functioned, of the changes that occurred within it, and of its accomplishments and shortcomings. Its profound effect upon modern America has so greatly changed relations between the races that C. Vann Woodward has called it the "second revolution." In a limited space the eleven scholars range with a definitive view over a large subject. Their papers analyze and emphasize the Civil Rights Movement's important aspects: its origins and causes, its strategies and tactics for accomplishing black freedom, the creative tensions in its leadership, the politics of the movement in the key state of Mississippi, and the role of federal law and federal courts. In this collection a scholarly balance is achieved for each paper by a follow-up commentary from a significant authority. By deepening the understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, these essays underscore what has been gained through struggle, as well as acknowledging the goals that are yet to be attained."--
The National Urban League, 1910-1940 by Nancy J Weiss( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Francis Murphy, 1858-1924; respectability and responsibility in Tammany politics by Nancy J Weiss( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Francis Murphy, 1858-1924 by N. J WEISS( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education : the role of research( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a combination of film clips of campus life and scenes, economic graphs, and short interviews, the program discusses the changing role of college teachers in recent years. Tenure-track faculty members often work 50 to 60 hours per week and feel great pressure to obtain research grants and to publish extensively. The rising cost of college education and the perception that the increased emphasis on research has come at the expense of undergraduate teaching have reopened an old debate. Although there are many kinds of research and most research enhances teaching, legislatures, students parents and the general public insist that faculty members must balance the time and attention paid to teaching and research, find better ways to evaluate teaching effectiveness, and design performance measures that will ensure accountability
The national urban league by Nancy Joan Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The negro and the new freedom : fighting Wilsonian segregation by Nancy J Weiss( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Not alms, but opportunity": a history of the National Urban League, 1910-1940 by Nancy Joan Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Farewell to the party of Lincoln : Black politics in the age of FDR
Farewell to the party of Lincoln : Black politics in the age of FDRThe civil rights movement in America : essays
Alternative Names
Weiss, Nancy J.

Weiss Nancy Joan

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