Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey by Mary L. Dudziak | 9780691152448 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

by Mary L. Dudziak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691152446

ISBN-13: 9780691152448

Pub. Date: 08/28/2011

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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—

Overview

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:
9780691152448
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(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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