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Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality

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The Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed school segregation and culminated a century long social and legal struggle to establish black equality in the U.S.

Brown vs. Board of Education outlawed school segregation and culminated a century long social and legal struggle to establish black equality in the US.

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New York, NY 1976 Hard cover First edition. First edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Good in good dust jacket. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. x, 823, ... xxiii, [5] p. Illustrations. Selected Bibliography. Inverviews and Correspondence. Notes. Index of Principal Cases Cited. Index of Subjects and Names From Wikipedia: "Richard Kluger (born 1934) worked as a journalist before becoming an accomplished Pulitzer Prize-winning author and book publisher....Kluger began his career as a journalist, working for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and the New York Herald Tribune (he was its last literary editor). Kluger left journalism to serve as executive editor at Simon & Schuster and editor-in-chief at Atheneum. [edit] WritingKluger has written books of fiction and social history. He is the author of six novels (and two others with his wife, Phyllis). Two of his books are National Book Award finalists, Simple Justice and The Paper (a history of the Herald Tribune). Moreover, his hist Read more Show Less

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Overview

The Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed school segregation and culminated a century long social and legal struggle to establish black equality in the U.S.

Brown vs. Board of Education outlawed school segregation and culminated a century long social and legal struggle to establish black equality in the US.

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Editorial Reviews

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“One of the most important books published in our American times. . . . A major accomplishment.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“Extraordinary. . . . An outstanding piece of legal and social history.” —Washington Post

“A thought-provoking work that should become part of the standard literature on race relations.” —New York Times Book Review

“The definitive account, to date, of the struggle for black equality in America. . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —The Nation

“This huge, fascinating book . . . classic in its clarity and dimensions . . . should become part of our nation’s scriptures.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“An extraordinary research effort, and a major contribution to our understanding of the Supreme Court.” —Harvard Law Review

“A brilliant and powerful book.”–Bob Herbert, The New York Times

“A gripping story . . . epic history.” –Los Angeles Times

“A remarkable act of scholarship. . . . A book about values. . . . Its reader should be prepared to be moved.” –The Atlantic Monthly

“A noble study, written in the grand manner.” –Geoffrey Wolff, Newsday

“A remarkable book, moving and intellectually rich, mixing scholarship and humanity as it explores the modern Supreme Court’s most important decision.” –Anthony Lewis

“A masterful storyteller. . . . Kluger finds heroes all along the way. . . . Embellished with captivating anecdotes . . . [and] engrossing character vignettes.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“An exciting story of an American happening as important as the Revolution itself. . . . Superb narrative history.” –Kansas City Star

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394472898
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/1975
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 823

Meet the Author

Richard Kluger, a Princeton graduate, worked as a journalist with The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and the New York Herald Tribune, on which he was the last literary editor, before entering book publishing.  After serving as executive editor at Simon and Schuster and editor-in-chief at Atheneum, he turned to writing fiction and social history.  He is the author of six novels (and two others with his wife, Phyllis), two National Book Award finalists–Simple Justice and The Paper (a history of the Herald Tribune)–and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the American cigarette business, Ashes to Ashes.  He and his wife now live in Berkeley, California.
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