Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

by Mary L. Dudziak

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Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey by Mary L. Dudziak

Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land--not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of Marshall's civil rights work in the United States, this transnational history sheds light on legal reform and social change in the midst of violent upheavals in Africa and America. While the struggle for rights on both continents played out on a global stage, it was a deeply personal journey for Marshall. Even as his belief in the equalizing power of law was challenged during his career as a Supreme Court justice, and in Kenya the new government sacrificed the rights he cherished, Kenya's founding moment remained for him a time and place when all things had seemed possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400839896
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 780 KB

About the Author

Mary L. Dudziak is professor of law, history, and political science at the University of Southern California. Her books include Cold War Civil Rights, September 11 in History, and Legal Borderlands.

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