The Supreme Court, Race, and Civil Rights: From Marshall to Rehnquist

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Providing a well-rounded presentation of the constitution and evolution of civil rights in the United States, this book will be useful for students and academics with an interest in civil rights, race and the law.

Abraham L Davis and Barbara Luck Graham's purpose is: to give an overview of the Supreme Court and its rulings with regard to issues of equality and civil rights; to bring law, political science and history into the discussion of civil rights and the Supreme Court; to ...

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Overview

Providing a well-rounded presentation of the constitution and evolution of civil rights in the United States, this book will be useful for students and academics with an interest in civil rights, race and the law.

Abraham L Davis and Barbara Luck Graham's purpose is: to give an overview of the Supreme Court and its rulings with regard to issues of equality and civil rights; to bring law, political science and history into the discussion of civil rights and the Supreme Court; to incorporate the politically disadvantaged and the human component into the discussion; to stimulate discussion among students; and to provide a text that cultivates competence in reading actual Supreme Court cases.

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A text that incorporates information from law, political science, and history in an examination of the Supreme Court's role in civil rights, race, and the law. It examines not only cases in the more common areas of desegregation, affirmative action, and access to public accommodations, but also cases involving slavery, housing discrimination, interracial marriages, voting, wills with discriminatory provisions, group libel, hate speech policies, hate crime laws, sit-ins, and peaceful demonstrations. It also includes a section on the trial of the police accused of beating Rodney King. Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803972193
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/27/1995
  • Pages: 512

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Supreme Court, Civil Rights and the Enduring Struggle for Equality
From Marshall to Fuller
The Era of White Supremacy and Second-Class Citizenship, 1801-1910
From White to Vinson
The Campaign for Racial Equality, 1910-1953
The Warren Court
The Era of Rising Expectations and Massive Resistance, 1953-1969
The Burger Court
The Era of Ambivalence and Uncertainty, 1969-1986
The Rehnquist Court
The Era of Retrenchment and Unpredictability, 1986-1995

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