Becoming New York's Finest

Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980
Author(s): 
Darien, Andrew
ISBN: 
9781137321930
Date published: 
October 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

After excluding women and African Americans from its ranks for most of its history, the New York City Police Department undertook an aggressive campaign of integration following World War II. This is the first comprehensive account of how and why the NYPD came to see integration as a highly coveted political tool, indispensable to policing.