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Caste and Class in a Southern Town
With a Foreword by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
"What is a classic for but to be reread and more fully understood?"—from the foreword to the Wisconsin edition by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
An extraordinary powerful exposition of social patterns in a small town, Caste and Class in a Southern Town has become a benchmark in social science methodology and a classic in American studies. Now fifty years after its original publication, John Dollard’s most famous work offers timeless insights and remains essential to those interested in race-related social issues.
In 1937, W. E. B. Du Bois observed, "Dr. Dollard’s study is one of the most interesting and penetrating that has been made concerning the South and is marked by courage and real insight. . . . Dr. Dollard’s book marks a distinct advance in the study of the Southern scene."
John Dollard (1900–1980) was passionate about alleviating racial injustice and was a professor at Yale. He wrote and published Criteria for the Life History (1935), Children of Bondage (1940) with Allison Davis, and Social Learning and Imitation (1941) and Personality and Psychotherapy (1950), both with N. E. Miller.
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LC: 97-006432 E
484 pp. 4 1/2 x 7 1/2
Paper $24.95 x
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