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Beyond the Color Line New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity

By Stephan Thernstrom, Abigail Thernstrom
Hoover Institution Press 2002 ISBN: 9780817998721

About the Book

A collection of 25 essays by some of America's leading thinkers. Addressing such issues as racial preferences, education, and crime, these essays maintain that old civil-rights strategies cannot solve today's problems.

About the Author

Abagail Thernstrom is a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Eduation, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and a former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York. She is the author of several previous books, most recently America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible, written with her husband Stephan Thernstrom.

Stephan Thernstrom is the Winthrop professor of history at Harvard University and Bancroft Award-winning author of several groundbreaking books. He is a former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was appointed to the governing body of the National Endownment for the Humanities. The Thernstroms live in Lexington, Massachusetts.