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Fifty-Eight Lonely Men: Southern Federal Judges and School Desegregation

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 1st 1971 by University of Illinois Press
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Nov 28, 2013 B rated it really liked it
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It's a little time-encrusted, but it's a very unique perspective on school integration. The author's thesis is that the federal district judges were the fulcrum of the whole thing. Very few biographies or biographical sketches or historical sketches or regular workaday district judges. Just Learned Hand, right?

Most of the judges come off poorly,a s the epilogue indicates, but some of them seem much better by not being out-and-out racists. So I think the sharp criticism meant to be sent doesn't
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Apr 07, 2016 Larissa Mendes rated it it was amazing
Sometimes it goes around a lot, but what I like the most about this book is that it was written right after The Brown v. Board of Education case. So you get the feeling you are there as things are happening. It tells the story of a battle between the law vs. discrimination.
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Interesting read on the effects of Brown v. Board, if only a tad dry.
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