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Brown V. Board Of Education
     

Brown V. Board Of Education

by Waldo Martin (Editor)
 

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka was one of the most important legal decisions in the US this century and the effects of desegregation and the legacy of the civil rights movement still greatly influence race relations today. Over thirty primary documents are here used to place the Brown case in its historical context with both contemporary and

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Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka was one of the most important legal decisions in the US this century and the effects of desegregation and the legacy of the civil rights movement still greatly influence race relations today. Over thirty primary documents are here used to place the Brown case in its historical context with both contemporary and retrospective responses.

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Martin (history, U. of California-Berkeley) presents a multi- layered brief account of the historical and cultural significance of the landmark legal decision, with analysis of the case's legal precedents, reprinted documents from and about the case (including responses from such eminent thinkers as W. E. B. Du Bois and Zora Neale Hurston), b&w photos, a chronology, and questions. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312128111
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/15/1998
Series:
Bedford Series in History and Culture
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Waldo Martin, Jr. teaches history at the University of California, Berkeley.

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