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The Resource A time to lose : representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education, Paul E. Wilson

A time to lose : representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education, Paul E. Wilson

Label
A time to lose : representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education
Title
A time to lose
Title remainder
representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education
Statement of responsibility
Paul E. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thoughtful and engaging memoir opens up a previously hidden side to what many consider the most important Supreme Court decision of the twentieth century. With quiet candor Paul Wilson reflects upon his role as the Kansas assistant attorney general assigned "to defend the indefensible" - the policy of "separate but equal" that was overturned on May 17, 1954 by Linda Brown's precedent-shattering suit. The Brown decision ended legally sanctioned racial segregation in our nation's public schools, expanded the constitutional concepts of equal protection and due process of law, and in many ways launched the modern civil rights movement. Since that time, it has been cited by appellate courts in thousands of federal and state cases analyzed in hundreds of books and articles, and remains a cornerstone of law school education. Wilson reminds us that Brown was not one case but four including similar cases in South Carolina, Virginia and Delaware - and that it was only a quirk of fate that brought this young lawyer to center stage at the Supreme Court. But the Kansas case and his own role, he argues, were different from the others in significant ways. His recollections reveal why. Recalling many events known only to Brown insiders, Wilson re-creates the world of 1950s Kansas, places the case in the context of those times and politics, provides important new information about the states ambivalent defense, and then steps back to suggest some fundamental lessons about his experience, the evolution of race relations and the lawyer's role in the judicial resolution of social conflict. Throughout these reflections Wilson's voice shines through with sincerity, warmth, and genuine humility. Far froma self-serving apology by one of history's losers, his memoir reminds us once again that there are good people on every side of the issues that divide us and that truth and meaning are not the special preserve of history's winners
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1913-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Paul E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4155
LC item number
.W545 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Oliver
  • Topeka (Kan.)
  • Segregation in education
Label
A time to lose : representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education, Paul E. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31434890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780700607099
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94041098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A time to lose : representing Kansas in Brown v. Board of Education, Paul E. Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31434890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780700607099
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94041098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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