By David W. Southern
In 1944, the Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal released An American drawback, his document on black-white family within the usa. a wide paintings of multiple thousand pages, the ebook was once a major topic of race for two decades, assisting to persuade govt reviews and ultimate proceedings. This publication, via David W. Southern, is the tale of the lengthy and afflicted strategy of the making and final touch of the Myrdal file.
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Extra resources for Gunnar Myrdal and Black-White Relations: The Use and Abuse of an American Dilemma, 1944-1969
Keppel, the president of the Carnegie Corporation, added some interesting but guarded details about the evolution of the study in his foreword to Myrdal's book. For reasons of prudence and space, however, both Myrdal and Keppel omitted many of the most significant, and often the most interesting, aspects of the making of the Dilemma. This chapter and the next explore those aspects. The period of gestation for the mammoth social science work spanned almost a decade. In late 1935, in the middle of the Great Depression, Newton D.
If Myrdal's compensation caused resentment, it did not stop others from trying to climb aboard the Carnegie gravy train. For this and other unforeseen reasons, the budget mounted. In 1938 the trustees appropriated $ 25,000 for the Myrdal study and estimated that the total cost would be around $ 75,000. 41 One might have to go forward in time to modern Pentagon accounting to find such cost (and time) overruns. Aware of the coolness toward him in American social science circles, Myrdal orchestrated an extensive public relations campaign to curry favor with certain important groups and individuals.
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