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From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality

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A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court's rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations. In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision's connection to the civil rights movement ...more
Paperback, 655 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 1st 2003)
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Tempest Devyne
Jan 05, 2015 Tempest Devyne rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Absolutely excellent book but one unfortunately I will have to return to at a later date as a lot of it is very specific and relies on you having a good working knowledge of US history (which as a Brit only living here 4ish years and not knowing very little about the Civil Rights movement and virtually nothing about the background to it from the end of the Civil War, I don't have as we aren't taught anything about American History other than the War of Independence, the Civil War and the Cold Wa ...more
Ezzy
Nov 15, 2012 Ezzy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Informative about the legal process to obtaining civil rights for African Americans, but extremely dry and felt quite repetitive. I read this book along with "Why We Can't Wait" by Martin Luther King Jr, which is so moving, this book seemed to say nothing by comparison.
However, it's loaded with information and aspects about the legislative and legal barriers that I knew nothing about. It's hard to imagine all of it today.
Sonya
May 18, 2013 Sonya rated it really liked it
This was very specific and took me awhile to finish because I was not familiar with everything so it required some research into other topics so that I could follow the readings, but it was well worth while and I will probably re-read and use a reference tool for my art and papers.
Whitney
Sep 30, 2007 Whitney rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: history channel watchers
Klarman was my professor at UVa, and this book reads just like his lectures. The book is dense, but is well written and the legal history is fascinating enough to have kept me interested.
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