Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

by Mary L. Dudziak
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195329015

ISBN-13: 9780195329018

Pub. Date: 07/02/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and

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Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land—not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of Marshall's civil rights work in the United States, this transnational history sheds light on legal reform and social change in the midst of violent upheavals in Africa and America. While the struggle for rights on both continents played out on a global stage, it was a deeply personal journey for Marshall. Even as his belief in the equalizing power of law was challenged during his career as a Supreme Court justice, and in Kenya the new government sacrificed the rights he cherished, Kenya's founding moment remained for him a time and place when all things had seemed possible.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Map of Kenya ix
List of Illustrations xi
Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Marshall and Mboya 11
Chapter 2: A Tricky Constitution 37
Chapter 3: Writing Rights 65
Chapter 4: Discriminating Friends 97
Chapter 5: Anarchy Is Anarchy 131
Epilogue 161
Appendix: Thurgood Marshall’s Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960 173
Notes 185
Acknowledgments 235
Afterword to the Paperback Edition 241
Index 247

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