Affirmative action is a public policy, meaning that the government published volumes of documents while journalists examined all significant court cases or state referendums. Moreover, in the electronic age many governmental papers have been made public on the internet. Below is a select list of documents and books examined for The Pursuit of Fairness.
U. S. Government Primary Documents
Civil Rights during the Johnson Administration, 1963–1969. Microfilm collection of primary documents, edited by Steven F. Lawson, Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1984.
Civil Rights during the Nixon Administration, 1969–1974. Microfilm collection of primary documents, edited by Hugh Davis Graham, Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1989.
Congressional Record, Hearings of the House and Senate.
Congressional Quarterly Service, Revolution in Civil Rights (Washington, D.C., third edition, n.d., probably 1967).
Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Documents, website: dol.gov/esa/ofccp
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Documents, history, website: eeoc.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. EEOC Administrative History, vol. 1 and 2, housed at Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Legislative History of Titles VII and XI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1965). Glass Ceiling Commission, Good for Business: Making Full Use of the Nation's Human Capital (Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1995). Stephanopoulos, George, and Christopher Edley Jr., Report to the President: Review of Federal Affirmative Action Programs (Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1995).