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Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times

Benjamin Rivlin, editor
Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times
ISBN: 978-0-8419-1145-1
1990/279 pages/LC: 89024666
Distributed for Holmes & Meier Publishers

"Twelve well-written essays analyze and appraise the major facets of Bunche's life. This collection is recommended for all college, university, and public libraries. No black studies department should be without it."—Choice


Illuminating the many facets of his career and exploring his extraordinary legacy, a distinguished group of authors examine Nobel peace laureate Ralph Bunche's ideas and activities ranging from his involvement in the civil rights movement to his work at the United Nations.

As they reflect on Bunche's responses to some of the crucial problems that confronted the United States during his lifetime (1904-1971), the authors consider his unique contributions to the theory and practice of race relations both in the US and abroad, his involvement with decolonization, and his consummate skill in international mediation and peacekeeping—all viewed within the larger context of domestic and world affairs.

Contributors include:  Vincent J. Browne, Hershelle Challenor, Kenneth B. Clark, Lawrence S. Finkelstein, Charles Henry, Nathan I. Huggins, J.C. Hurewitz, Martin Kilson, John Kirby, Hylan Lewis, Inez Smith Reid, Shabtai Rosenne, Brian Urquhart, Clifton Wharton Jr.


Benjamin Rivlin is professor emeritus of political science and director emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University of New York.