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William Petersen

William Petersen

American Mosaic Ethnic America: A History. by Thomas Sowell. Basic Books. 353 pp. $16.95. If one came to this book fresh, having read nothing else on the subject, one...

Discriminating Against Discrimination: Preferential Admissions and the DeFunis Case. by Robert M. O’Neil. Indiana University Press. 271 pp. $10.95. Marco DeFunis, Jr., a white Jewish member of Phi...

Affirmative Discrimination: Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy. by Nathan Glazer. Basic Books. 248 pp. $10.95. This important book is one of the first full-length accounts of the reverse...

Here two social psychologists at Harvard University take exception to the views presented by William Petersen in his article “Prejudice in American Society” (October 1958),...

During the past ten years or so the study of prejudice, which has figured importantly in American sociology virtually since it established itself as a...

Like thousands of others who grew up during the 1930’s, I owe a certain debt of gratitude to John Strachey. It was he who taught...

IN THE United States, the assimilation of immigrants was a subject of great con- cern in the early 1920’s. Since then, with the decline of...

In 1933, a group of social scientists who had assembled at the request of President Hoover offered a composite work, Recent Social Trends in the...

The McCarran-Walter Immigration Act of 1952 was no isolated piece of legislation, but rather one expression of the now dominant attitude of exclusion which has...

William Petersen here reports on some of the most important studies that have been published by American sociologists in recent years, measuring the extent of...

The Native Fascist Threat The Plotters. by John Roy Carlson. New York, Dutton, 1946. 408 pp. $3.50.   Carlson’s new book, like its predecessor, Under Cover, has climbed to the...