Skip to search
Skip to main content
Title starts with
Author (sorted by title)
Call number (browse)
Princeton University Library Catalog
Franklin D. Roosevelt and race relations, 1933-1945.
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2015.
1 online resource (15,428 images)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
Civil rights movements
Politics and government
[More in this series]
This collection contains materials for the study of the early development of the Civil Rights Movement-concerned with the issues of lynching, segregation, race riots, and employment discrimination. FDR assumed the presidency of a nation in which white supremacy was a significant cultural and political force. Many states denied or severely restricted voting rights to African Americans and used their political power to further diminish their status and to deny them the benefits and opportunities of society. There was constant pressure on FDR to support anti-lynching legislation. But civil rights were a stepchild of the New Deal. Bent on economic recovery and reform and having to work through powerful Southern congressmen, whose seniority placed them at the head of key congressional committees, the president hesitated to place civil rights on his agenda. FDR's record on civil rights has been the subject of much controversy. This new collection from FDR's Official File provides insight into his political style and presents an instructive example of how he balanced moral preference with political realities.
Date range of documents: 1933-1945.
Reproduction of the originals from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY.
FDR and race relations, 1933-1945
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage.
Ask a Question
Suggest a Correction
Report Harmful Language