Becoming New York's Finest: Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980

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Springer, Oct 17, 2013 - History - 279 pages
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After excluding women and African Americans from its ranks for most of its history, the New York City Police Department undertook an aggressive campaign of integration following World War II. This is the first comprehensive account of how and why the NYPD came to see integration as a highly coveted political tool, indispensable to policing.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Desegregation and Domesticity 19351963
12
Part II Civil Rights and Feminism 19641972
71
Part III BlueCollar Backlash 19681980
158
Notes
203
Index
261
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Andrew Darien is Associate Professor of History at Salem State University, USA, where he teaches courses in modern United States History and Oral History. He has published widely on civil rights, New York history, and oral history.

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