Brown v. Board of Education: A Documentary History / Edition 50
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Brown v. Board of Education: A Documentary History / Edition 50

by Mark Whitman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558763309

ISBN-13: 9781558763302

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

The 1954 US Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education legally ended state-mandated racial segregation in primary and secondary education and opened the way for the dismantling of the segregation of all public facilities. This book allows primary documents to speak for themselves and also offers a general introduction and extensive commentary of each

Overview

The 1954 US Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education legally ended state-mandated racial segregation in primary and secondary education and opened the way for the dismantling of the segregation of all public facilities. This book allows primary documents to speak for themselves and also offers a general introduction and extensive commentary of each primary source. Emphasis is not only on the decision itself but on the internal working of the High Court and on the nature of constitutional interpretation. For this fiftieth anniversary edition, Whitman (Towson University) includes a brief, new preface. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558763302
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
Fiftieth Annive
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2004 Editionvii
Contentsix
General Introductionxv
Part 1Prelude: The Forebears of Brown1
I.Charles Sumner: Argument in Roberts v. City of Boston (1849)3
II.Plessy v. Ferguson (1896): The Bad Seed7
1.Brief for Plaintiff--Albion Tourgee8
2.Brief for Plaintiff--Samuel F. Phillips12
3.Majority Opinion of Justice Henry Brown14
4.Justice John Marshall Harlan, Dissenting15
III.Brief by Charles H. Houston and Thurgood Marshall: University of Maryland v. Murray (1936)18
IV.Gunnar Myrdal: An American Dilemma (1944)21
V.The NAACP's Brief: Sweatt v. Painter (1950)27
VI.Sweatt v. Painter (1950) and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents (1950)33
Part 2The Trial Level37
Introduction39
I.The Doll Man and His Critics48
1.Testimony of Kenneth Clark--Briggs Trial49
2.Edmond Cahn--"Jurisprudence" (1955)52
3.Note: "Grade School Segregation: The Latest Attack on Discrimination"--Yale Law Journal (1952)54
4.Ernest van den Haag and Ralph Ross--The Fabric of Society (1957)55
5.Reply by Kenneth Clark--Prejudice and Your Child (1963)57
II.The Social Scientists Speak59
1.Louisa Holt--Brown Trial59
2.David Krech--Briggs Trial62
3.M. Brewster Smith--Davis Trial64
4.Wilbur B. Brookover--Brown Trial67
5.Isidor Chein--Davis Trial69
6.Hugh W. Speer--Brown Trial70
III.Rebuttal in Virginia73
1.John Nelson Buck74
2.William H. Kelly79
3.Henry Garrett80
4.Colgate Darden83
IV.Mr. Moore's Antics86
1.Cross-Examination of Kenneth Clark87
2.Cross-Examination of Isidor Chein90
3.Cross-Examination of John Julian Brooks91
V.The Preliminary Decisions93
1.Briggs v. Elliott94
2.Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County98
3.Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka99
4.Belton v. Gebhart101
Part 3At the Bar of the Supreme Court: The First Argument105
Introduction107
I.Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka119
1.Appellants' Brief120
2.Appellees' Brief125
3.Oral Argument128
II.Briggs v. Elliott133
1.Appellants' Brief134
2.Appellees' Brief138
3.Oral Argument142
III.Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County149
1.Appellees' Brief149
2.Appellants' Brief153
3.Oral Argument156
IV.Postscript: Belton v. Gebhart: What Happens When You Win?158
1.NAACP Brief158
2.Oral Argument--Louis Redding159
V.A Friend of the Court: Brief of the American Jewish Congress161
Part 4The Supreme Court: Reargument165
Introduction167
I.The Controversy Over "whr"195
1."A Random Thought on the Desegregation Cases"196
2.Rehnquist's Letter to Senator James O. Eastland, December 8, 1971198
3.The Brooke Memorandum200
II.A Slight Digression: The Matter of Original Intent205
1.Robert Bork--"The Constitution, Economic Rights and Original Intent" (1986)206
2.Terrance Sandalow--"Constitutional Interpretation" (1981)210
III.Double Perspectives219
1.Alfred Kelly--"An Inside View of Brown v. Board of Education" (1961)219
2.Alfred Kelly--"The Fourteenth Amendment Reconsidered: The Segregation Question" (1956)227
3.Alexander Bickel--Letter to Justice Frankfurter (1953)234
4.Alexander Bickel--"The Original Understanding and the Segregation Decision" (1955)236
5.Endnote--Kelly's Rebuttal to Bickel (1956)242
IV.Reargument: The Central Conflict244
1.Briggs v. Elliott--Appellees' Brief on Reargument245
2.Reargument Brief--Davis v. County School Board248
3.Appellants' Brief on Reargument--The Constitutional Issue250
4.The Oral Argument255
V.Reargument: The Remedy260
1.Supplemental Brief for the United States on Reargument261
2.Oral Argument on Behalf of the United States--J. Lee Rankin263
3.Appellants' Brief on Reargument--The Remedy267
4.Phillip Elman--"The Solicitor General's Office, Justice Frankfurter, and Civil Rights Litigation, 1946-1960: An Oral History" (1987)272
Conclusion: The Riddle of Brown277
Introduction279
I.Countdown to May 17, 1954292
1.Memorandum by Justice Robert H. Jackson (March 15, 1954)292
2.Felix Frankfurter--Undated Memorandum300
3.Phillip Elman--"The Solicitor General's Office, Justice Frankfurter, and Civil Rights Litigation"301
4.Brown v. Board of Education (1954)305
II.The Debate Over Brown310
1.Herbert Wechsler--"Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law" (1959)311
2.Louis H. Pollak--"Racial Discrimination and Judicial Integrity: A Reply to Professor Wechsler" (1959)313
3.John Kaplan--"Segregation Litigation and the Schools," Part II: "The General Northern Problem" (1963)318
4.Charles L. Black--"The Lawfulness of the Segregation Decisions" (1960)320
5.Owen M. Fiss--"Racial Imbalance in the Public Schools: The Constitutional Concepts" (1965)331
III.Bolling v. Sharpe: The Court's Commentary on Brown?335
1.Brief for Petitioners--Bolling v. Sharpe336
2.Bolling v. Sharpe (1954)339
3.Rejoinder--Owen M. Fiss (1965)340
Afterword342
List of Detailed Sources345
For Further Reading350
Acknowledgements355

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