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

Andrew T. Darien

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In the postwar years, after excluding women, African Americans, Latinos, and other minorities from its ranks for most of its history, the New York City Police Department undertook an aggressive campaign of integration. This exhaustively researched study provides the first comprehensive account of how and why the NYPD came to see integration as a potent political tool, indispensable to policing. At the same time, it shows how white male rank-and-file cops at the same time came under siege from an increasingly controlling management and critical public. The Policemen's Benevolent Association advocated for higher wages, better working conditions, and more control over policing practices while simultaneously fighting to turn back the tide of integration. Out of a complex and multifaceted story, author Andrew Darien presents here a nuanced but accessible narrative of civil rights in the largest municipal police force in the United States - one that is more relevant than ever as Americans continue to struggle with the fraught interrelationships of race, gender, and policing.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Andrew T. Darien
ISBN 9781137321930
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, Police & security services