From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality

From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality

by Michael J. Klarman
     
 

A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court's rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations. In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision's connection to the civil rights

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A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court's rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations. In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision's connection to the civil rights movement, Klarman argues that Brown was more important for mobilizing southern white opposition to racial change than for encouraging direct-action protest. Brown unquestioningly had a significant impact—it brought race issues to public attention and it mobilized supporters of the ruling. It also, however, energized the opposition. In this authoritative account of constitutional law concerning race, Michael Klarman details, in the richest and most thorough discussion to date, how and whether Supreme Court decisions do, in fact, matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195310184
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/04/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
433,738
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1The Plessy Era8
2The Progressive Era61
3The Interwar Period98
4World War II Era: Context and Cases171
5World War II Era: Consequences236
6School Desegregation290
7Brown and the Civil Rights Movement344
Conclusion443
Notes469
Bibliography581
Index627

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