Racial Violence on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

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In this comprehensive overview of how the law has been used to combat racism, author Christopher Waldrep points out that the U.S. government has often promoted discrimination. A veritable history of civil rights, the story is told primarily through a discussion of key legal cases.

Racial Violence on Trial also presents 11 key documents gathered together for the first time, from the Supreme court's opinion in Brown v. Mississippi to a 1941 newspaper account entitled The South Kills Another Negro, to a 1947 New Yorker piece, Opera in Greenville, about a crowd of taxi drivers who killed a black man. Also included are a listing of key people, laws, and concepts; a chronology; a table of cases; and an annotated bibliography.

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"[T]he topic of racial violence is brought to the forefront in an intense and compelling method, reinforcing the dual editorial goal of analyzing and educating around the issues at hand . . . A work of solid concept and execution, this volume should work its way into the collections of high school, public, and academic libraries."


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"[A]n essential purchase for high schools and public libraries."



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072448
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/22/2001
  • Series: On Trial Series
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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