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Thernstrom, Abigail M. 1936-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 6,350 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Television panel discussions  Abstracts  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.61, 305.896073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abigail M Thernstrom
America in black and white : one nation, indivisible by Stephan Thernstrom( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial progress ultimately depends on our common understanding that we are one nation, indivisible - that we sink or swim together, that black poverty impoverishes us all, and that black alienation eats at the nation's soul
No excuses : closing the racial gap in learning by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concerned appraisal of the racial gap in education today cites educational inequalities as a central civil rights issue, highlighting inner-city schools that demonstrate models of educational excellence while suggesting ways that educational problems can be overcome
Whose votes count? : affirmative action and minority voting rights by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Democracy reader : classic and modern speeches, essays, poems, declarations, and documents on freedom and human rights worldwide by Diane Ravitch( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic and modern speeches, essays, poems, declarations, and documents on freedom and human rights worldwide.-Subtitle
Affirmative action : history of an idea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of affirmative action say that it pits Americans against each other and elevates the importance of race, gender, and ethnicity at the expense of hard work and merit. Supporters claim that discrimination remains pervasive in the U.S. and that the government must continue to play a role in aiding minorities and women. This program explores the historical roots of affirmative action and the debate over its usefulness. The program looks at several different affirmative action programs, from the University of California, Berkeley, where the university struggles with how to maintain diversity without minority preferences, to the city of Chicago, whose affirmative action programs for its police and fire departments have been challenged. The program includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
Beyond the color line : new perspectives on race and ethnicity in America by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers includes: "The Demography of Racial and Ethnic Groups" (Stephan Thernstrom); "Immigration and Group Relations" (Reed Ueda); "What Americans Think about Race and Ethnicity" (Everett C. Ladd); "Wresting with Stigma" (Shelby Steele); "Residential Segregation Trends" (William A.V. Clark); "African American Marriage Patterns" (Douglas J. Besharov and Andrew West); "Crime" (James Q. Wilson); "Health and Medical Care" (Sally Satel); "Supporting Black Churches" (John Dilulio, Jr.); "Discriminations, Economics, and Culture" (Thomas Sowell); "Half Full or Half Empty? The Changing Economic Status of African Americans, 1967-1996" (Finis Welch); "Discrimination in Public Contracting" (George R. La Noue); "Desegregation and Resegregation in the Public Schools" (David J. Armor and Christine H. Rossell); "The Racial Gap in Academic Achievement" (Abigail Thernstrom); "Schools that Work for Minority Students" (Clint Bolick); "Preferential Admissions in Higher Education" (Martin Trow); "Racial and Ethnic Classifications in American Law" (Eugene Volokh); "Illusions of Antidiscrimination Law" (Nelson Lund); "Race, Ethnicity, and Politics in American History" (Michael Barone); "The Politics of Racial Preferences" (David Brady); "From Protest to Politics: Still an Issue for Black Leadership" (Tamar Jacoby); "The New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation" (Linda Chavez); "In Defense of Indian Rights" (William J. Lawrence); "The Battle for Color-Blind Public Policy" (C. Robert Zelnick); "One Nation, Indivisible" (Ward Connerly). (Papers contain endontes.) (Sm)
Voting rights--and wrongs : the elusive quest for racially fair elections by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School choice in Massachusetts by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial preferences in education( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines racial prejudice in higher education in the United States
Racial preference in higher education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines racial prejudice in the American university system
Affirmative action : the history of an idea( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of affirmative action say that it pits Americans against each other and elevates the importance of race, gender, and ethnicity at the expense of hard work and merit. Supporters claim that discrimination remains pervasive in the U.S. and that the government must continue to play a role in aiding minorities and women. This program explores the historical roots of affirmative action and the debate over its usefulness. The program looks at several different affirmative action programs, from the University of California, Berkeley, where the university struggles with how to maintain diversity without minority preferences, to the city of Chicago, whose affirmative action programs for its police and fire departments have been challenged. The program includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
Voting rights at a crossroads( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail Thernstrom, co-author, "No excuses: closing the racial gap in learning"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom discuss their book No excuses: closing the racial gap. They examine the impact of Title I, Head Start, and other educational programs and reforms on minority achievement. They find many of the programs ineffective and propose alternatives such as the No Child Left Behind program, standards-based testing, and charter schools
America in black and white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Thernstroms talk about their book, America in black and white, which is a statistical comparison of race relations during the last 50 years and suggests an end of racial preference. Followed by audience questions. At the Center for Equal Opportunity, Washington, D.C., 9/10/97
Beyond the Color Line by Abigail M Thernstrom( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twenty-five essays covering a range of areas from religion and immigration to family structure and crime examine America's changing racial and ethnic scene. They clearly show that old civil rights strategies will not solve today's problems and offer a bold new civil rights agenda based on today's realities
The right of ethnic minorities to political representation by Abigail M Thernstrom( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Demokrasi klasik dan modern by Diane Ravitch( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Indonesian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Race and college admissions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a formal debate on the role of Affirmative Action programs in college admissions, participants discussed the value of providing some degree of preference in admitting racial minorities
50 years after brown : why are we still talking about segregation? by Abigail M Thernstrom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harvard Professor Abigail Thernstrom, roughly 50 years after the landmark Brown vs Borad of Education Supreme Court decision, talks about persisting problems involving race, education, and law
 
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America in black and white : one nation, indivisible
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Abigail Thernstrom American political scientist, writer, academic

Thernstrom, Abigail.

Thernstrom, Abigail 1936-

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No excuses : closing the racial gap in learningWhose votes count? : affirmative action and minority voting rightsBeyond the color line : new perspectives on race and ethnicity in AmericaVoting rights--and wrongs : the elusive quest for racially fair elections