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From the Publisher"A helpful explanation of where desegregation went awry. . . . Dunn writes with an economical and elegant style. . . . Both useful and pleasant to read."
— Missouri Historical Review
"Deeply researched, well informed, and clearly written. . . . A premier case study of race and education in the 1980s and 1990s."
— The Journal of Southern History
"A rich and well-researched recounting of one of the most significant judicial efforts at school desegregation—conveying the legal, political, and human dimensions of that saga. . . . Offers fresh insight into the important questions lying ahead for judicial policymaking, racial equality, and educational reform."
— Law and History Review
"A masterly job of bringing this complex case to life. . . . Dunn's refusal to finger a convenient scapegoat forces the reader to confront a number of the disconcerting dilemmas of school desegregation."
— Claremont Review of Books
"A premier case study of race and education in the 1980s and 1990s."
— Journal of Southern History
"Dunn navigates his way through the local politics and personalities involved in ###Missouri v. Jenkins# with sympathetic insight."
— Australasian Journal of American Studies
"Enlightening. . . . A highly informative and readable book that nicely blends legal and policy analysis. Complex Justice provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the historical, political, and social issues involved in Missouri v. Jenkins."
— Law & Politics Review
"A nicely written volume about a lesser-known case."