Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

by Mary L. Dudziak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195329015

ISBN-13: 9780195329018

Pub. Date: 07/02/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Thurgood Marshall became a living icon of civil rights when he argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1954. When in 1960 Kenyan independence leaders asked him to help write their constitution, Marshall threw himself into their cause." In Exporting American Dreams, Mary Dudziak recounts the untold story of Marshall's journey to Africa. African…  See more details below

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"Thurgood Marshall became a living icon of civil rights when he argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1954. When in 1960 Kenyan independence leaders asked him to help write their constitution, Marshall threw himself into their cause." In Exporting American Dreams, Mary Dudziak recounts the untold story of Marshall's journey to Africa. African Americans were enslaved when the U.S. constitution was written. In Kenya, Marshall could become something that had not existed in his own country: a black man helping to found a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195329018
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/02/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
943,916
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Map of Kenya

List of Illustrations

Introduction 1

1 Marshall and Mboya 11

2 A Tricky Constitution 37

3 Writing Rights 65

4 Discriminating Friends 97

5 Anarchy Is Anarchy 131

Epilogue 161

App Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960 173

Notes 185

Acknowledgments 235

Index 241

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