This book is a sequel to Carleton Putnam's Race and Reason, which has sold over 150,000 copies since its publication in 1961. Race and Reality brings up-to-date the story begun in the earlier volume. Readers familiar with the latter will find summarized here Putnam's essential viewpoint set in a fresh perspective. They will also find added documentation and much that throws new light on the world's deepening racial crisis.
Written in the form of a midnight soliloquy, Race and Reality recounts the author's experiences with the scientific hierarchy since 1961. It traces to its source our national bewilderment on the Negro question. It also reviews the balance of the evidence in regard to the hidden facts. The book then tells the inside story of the Stell trial and explores the methods by which the truth about it has been evaded and ignored. Finally, in a question and answer section similar to that in Race and Reason, it deals with the scores of related issues which so often confuse the central problem. In the last two chapters, it focuses on that problem and proposes a solution.
Stuart Campbell, in a lead review in the American Bar Association Journal, forecast that Race and Reason would become "one of the most important books of this generation." The same might well be predicted for the present work.
A SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS
HOWARD ALLEN CAPE CANAVERAL
Copyright, 1967, by Carleton Putnam
International Standard Book Number: 0-914576-14-3
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 67-19407
Howard Allen Printing 1980
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"The great difficulty we have in facing the race problem is that a whole generation of educated Americans have grown up under Professor Boas' teachings. . . . These are the people who are now in power in the United States and they don't know what it's all about. . . . That leaves the race question to be solved only by the more uneducated people in the country. That means it's going to be solved in a pragmatic way which is always, of course, the most disagreeable way possible."—Extract from a confidential letter to the author from the son of a former President of the United States.
CONTENTS [by original pages]
Midnight in Maine 1
The Fantasy 14
The Facts 46
The Day in Court 67
Decisions—On and Off the Record 87
Point Counter-Point 95
Vista at Daybreak 176