Becoming New York's Finest

Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980

Authors: Darien, A.

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After excluding women and African Americans from its ranks for most of its history, the New York City Police Department undertook an aggressive campaign of integration following World War II. This is the first comprehensive account of how and why the NYPD came to see integration as a highly coveted political tool, indispensable to policing.

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'This hard-hitting and timely book is directly relevant to current controversies about policing. It tells a surprising story about the culture and politics of police forces, backed by superb research and told in an accessible and lively manner. I hope it will be widely read.' - Linda Gordon, Florence Kelley Professor of History, New York University, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Becoming New York's Finest
Book Subtitle
Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32194-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137321947
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32193-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 279
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