Brown V. Board of Education

Brown V. Board of Education

by Waldo Martin


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Brown V. Board of Education by Waldo Martin

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka was one of the most important legal decisions in the US this century and the effects of desegregation and the legacy of the civil rights movement still greatly influence race relations today. Over thirty primary documents are here used to place the Brown case in its historical context with both contemporary and retrospective responses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312128111
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 04/15/1998
Series: Bedford Series in History and Culture
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Waldo Martin, Jr. teaches history at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Shades of Brown: Black Freedom, White Supremacy and the Law
Roberts v City of Boston (1849) - (six documents)
Plessy v Ferguson (1896) - (seven documents)
Sweatt v Painter (1950) and McLaurin v Oklahoma State Regents (1950) - (seven documents)
Brown v Board of Education (1954-55)
Popular Responses to Brown
Epilogue: The Legacy of Brown
Appendices: Chronology of the Brown Decision: Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

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