Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy is now in paperback. It offers the definitive account of the long-running controversy over the 1965 government document, The Negro Family. I am fascinated by the many ways the report has been interpreted and disturbed by how some have used it to rationalize racial inequality.
For more details at the University of Pennsylvania Press site, see here.
I annotated an online edition of the Moynihan Report for The Atlantic to complement its October 2015 cover story by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” I hope this serves as a resource for years to come for teachers, students, and anyone interested in the report.
I was interviewed about the book for Biographile and wrote a blog post for Penn Press explaining how I came to write the book.
You can also view video of a roundtable discussion about my book at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy.