The Battle for the Black Ballot: Smith v. Allwright and the Defeat of the Texas All White Primary / Edition 1

The Battle for the Black Ballot: Smith v. Allwright and the Defeat of the Texas All White Primary / Edition 1

by Charles L. Zelden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700613404

ISBN-13: 9780700613403

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"Zelden places this landmark decision in historical context that deepens our comprehension of the racial politics of law. . . . A splendid contribution to American political, social, and legal history."—Darlene Clark Hine, author of Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas

"A richly detailed and eminently readable account of one

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"Zelden places this landmark decision in historical context that deepens our comprehension of the racial politics of law. . . . A splendid contribution to American political, social, and legal history."—Darlene Clark Hine, author of Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas

"A richly detailed and eminently readable account of one of the first triumphs in the struggle for racial equality. Highly recommended!"—Tinsley Yarbrough, author of Race and Redistricting: The Shaw-Cromartie Cases

"An important story, told clearly and crisply, about one of the giant judicial landmarks in civil rights history."—Steven Lawson, author of Civil Rights Crossroads: Nation, Community, and the Black Freedom Movement

Author Biography: Charles L. Zelden is associate professor of history at Nova Southeastern University and author of Voting Rights on Trial and Justice Lies in the District: The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700613403
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
387,652
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1Democracy on trial : the persistence of race-based vote denial in American history5
2To exclude and oppress : the evolution of the Texas all-white primary20
3A rising tide of protest : early efforts to combat the Texas all-white primary45
4Last chance for victory : Smith v. Allwright in the lower federal courts68
5May it please the court : Smith v. Allwright in the Supreme Court89
6Death knell : the all-white primary after Smith109

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