David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.
Publications
and Work in Progress

Index
   

Books and Major Projects
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste
  • Constructing Affirmative Action
  • The Arthur Fletcher Papers

  • Essays
  • "Digitizing the Fletcher Papers"
  • "Poverty in a Sea of Wealth"
  • "From Black Kiss to Black Captain"
  • "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste"
  • "Recent Works on the Mexican Revolution"

  • Reviews
  • Postell, Bureaucracy in America
  • “Black Labor Mavericks Before the Civil Rights Era”
  • Pierce, Racing for Innocence
  • Hockett, A Storm over This Court
  • Deslippe, Protesting Affirmative Action
  • Salmond & Minchin, After the Dream
  • Buck, Worked to the Bone
































  • Books and Major Projects
      A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican (under review)
    This is a political biography of a civil rights leader and former professional football player known as the “father of affirmative action.” Fletcher served four Republican presidents but was unable to adjust to the increasingly anti-civil rights philosophy of the Republican Party. The title evokes Mr. Fletcher’s service as Director of the United Negro College Fund during the 1970s.
    Research Grants:
  • Governors State University, 2013
  • Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, 2011
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, 2011
  •   Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011)
    "David Golland's Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity is a wonderful work that examines the impact of local civil rights movements on national leadership and public policy. The book explores how local groups pushed for affirmative action forcing national leaders to react. But this interaction was not always to the benefit of local leaders or the people whom they represented. Golland provides elaborate details of the politics of the Philadelphia Plan and the impact this affirmative action had on the nation." --Clarence Taylor, author of Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union.

    "This book should be required reading for anyone seeking to form an opinion on affirmative action." --Jennifer Delton, author of Racial Integration in Corporate America, 1940-1990

    "This is both a good scholarly and general read, not to mention teaching tool." --Philip F. Rubio, author of A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000 and There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

    "Will become the standard book on the struggle for equal employment opportunity in the construction trades." --Terry Anderson, author of The Pursuit of Fairness: A History of Affirmative Action

    Reviews:
  • American Historical Review 117:2, by Philip Rubio
  • Journal of American History 98:4, by Terry Anderson
  • Labor History 53:2, by Jennifer Delton
  • Enterrpise and Society 16:2, by James C. Foster
  • Southeastern Librarian 60:1, by Peter Dean
  • Choice by A.A. Sisneros

  • This book was the subject of a panel discussion at the 40th Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference, April 6, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana. Participants included David Colman, Catherine Clinton, Anthony Pratcher, and David Aliano.

    Buy Constructing Affirmative Action now at Amazon.Com.
      The Arthur Fletcher Papers (in progress)
    I am processing and annotating the personal papers of civil rights leader and presidential advisor Arthur A. Fletcher (1924-2005), the subject of my recently completed biography. The collection consists of some 250,000 digitized pages, including personal, organizational, corporate, and government documents. I anticipate publishing the collection online with a university library, to be accompanied by an interactive website and teaching tool.
    Research Grant:
  • Governors State University, 2014
  • Article:
  • Golland, "Digitizing the Fletcher Papers: A Unique Historical Experience," Perspectives on History, April 2015
  • Essays    
      "Digitizing the Fletcher Papers: A Unique Historical Experience"
    Perspectives on History (April, 2015)

    Read "Digitizing the Fletcher Papers" now at historians.org.
      "Poverty in a Sea of Wealth: Arthur Fletcher in California, 1959-1965"
    California History Vol. 91, No. 2 (Summer 2014), pp. 58-73

    Previous versions of this article (under the title “Go West, Brother Man: Arthur Fletcher in California, 1959-1965”) presented at:
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Psychotherapy Conference, 2012 (plenary)
  • American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch Conference, 2011
  • Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Conference, 2011
  • National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference, 2011
    Read "Poverty in a Sea of Wealth" now at DavidGolland.Com.
  •   "From Black Kiss to Black Captain: Race, Gender, and A Half Century of Star Trek"
    Critical Issues in Justice and Politics Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 2014), pp. 69-94

    A previous version of this article was presented at the National Association for Ethnic Studies Conference, 2014.
    Read "From Black Kiss to Black Captain" now at DavidGolland.Com.
      "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher, Religion, and the American Underclass"
    Claremont Journal of Religion Vol. 1, No. 1 (January, 2012), pp. 86-107

    A previous version of this article was presented at the Social Science Research Council Conference, 2011.
    Read "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" now at the journal's website.
      "Recent Works on the Mexican Revolution" (review essay)
    Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe Vol. 16, No. 1 (January-June, 2005)

    Read "Recent Works on the Mexican Revolution" now at the journal's website.
    Reviews    
      Joseph Postell, Bureaucracy in America
    Journal of Southern History, contracted
      “Black Labor Mavericks Before the Civil Rights Era”
    Claudrena N. Harold, New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South
    David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito, Black Maverick
    Labor History, forthcoming
      Jennifer L. Pierce, Racing for Innocence
    Journal of American Ethnic History 33, No. 3 (March, 2014)

    Read the review at davidgolland.com.
      Jeffrey D. Hockett, A Storm over This Court
    H-Net Reviews (December, 2013)

    Read the review at the journal's website.
      Dennis Deslippe, Protesting Affirmative Action
    American Historical Review 118, No. 2 (April, 2013), pp. 550-551

    Read the review at the journal's website.
      Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond, After the Dream
    H-Net Reviews (June, 2011)

    Read the review at the journal's website.
      Pem Davidson Buck, Worked to the Bone
    Labor History 46, No. 4 (November, 2005), pp. 542-544

    Read the review at davidgolland.com.












       
      Last updated 02 July 2017 (DHG)