Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer

Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer

by Kenneth W. Mack
     
 

Representing the Race tells the story of African American lawyers who, during the era of segregation, confronted a tension between their racial and professional identities. Their untold stories pose the unsettling question: What, ultimately, does it mean to “represent” a minority group in the give-and-take of American law and politics?See more details below

Overview

Representing the Race tells the story of African American lawyers who, during the era of segregation, confronted a tension between their racial and professional identities. Their untold stories pose the unsettling question: What, ultimately, does it mean to “represent” a minority group in the give-and-take of American law and politics?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674046870
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Problem of Race and Representation 1

1 The Idea of the Representative Negro 12

2 Racial Identity and the Marketplace for Lawyers 38

3 The Role of the Courtroom in an Era of Segregation 61

4 A Shifting Racial Identity in a Southern Courtroom 83

5 Young Thurgood Marshall Joins the Brotherhood of the Bar 111

6 A Woman in a Fraternity of Lawyers 131

7 Things Fall Apart 154

8 The Strange Journey of Loren Miller 181

9 The Trials of Pauli Murray 207

10 A Lawyer as the Face of Integration in Postwar America 234

Conclusion: Race and Representation in a New Century 265

Notes 271

Acknowledgments 319

Index 323

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