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The Resource Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy, James T. Patterson

Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy, James T. Patterson

Label
Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy
Title
Brown v. Board of Education
Title remainder
a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy
Statement of responsibility
James T. Patterson
Title variation
Brown versus Board of Education
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Many People Were Elated When Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racial segregation in America's public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, "I was so happy, I was numb." The novelist Ralph Ellison wrote, "Another battle of the Civil War has been won. The rest is up to us and I'm very glad. What a wonderful world of possibilities are unfolded for the children!"
  • Here, in a concise, compelling narrative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes readers through the dramatic case and its fifty-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African-Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits (at great personal cost); to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shepherded a fractured Court to a unanimous decision. Others include segregationist politicians like Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas; Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon; and controversial Supreme Court justices such as William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas
  • Most Americans still see Brown as a triumph -- but was it? Patterson shrewdly explores the provocative questions that still swirl around the case. Could the Court -- or President Eisenhower -- have done more to ensure compliance with Brown? Did the decision touch off the modern civil rights movement? How useful are court-ordered busing and affirmative action against racial segregation? To what extent has racial mixing affected the academic achievement of black children? Where indeed do we go from here to realize the expectations of Marshall, Ellison, and others in 1954?
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Cataloging source
GUL
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Patterson, James T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4155
LC item number
.P38 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
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  • Brown, Oliver
  • Topeka (Kan.)
  • Segregation in education
  • African Americans
Label
Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy, James T. Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-268) 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
Contents
  • p. 21.
  • 3.
  • The
  • Court Decides
  • p. 46.
  • 4.
  • Crossroads, 1954-55
  • p. 70.
  • 5.
  • Southern Whites Fight Back
  • Preface: Contesting the Color Line
  • p. 86.
  • 6.
  • Striving for Racial Balance in the 1960s
  • p. 118.
  • 7.
  • The
  • Burger Court Surprises
  • p. 147.
  • 8.
  • Stalemates
  • p. xiii.
  • p. 170.
  • 9.
  • Resegregation?
  • p. 191.
  • 10.
  • Legacies and Lessons
  • p. 206
  • 1.
  • Race and the Schools Before Brown
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Grass Roots and Struggling Lawyers
Control code
45856169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 285 pages
Isbn
9780195127164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Brown v. Board of Education : a civil rights milestone and its troubled legacy, James T. Patterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-268) 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
Contents
  • p. 21.
  • 3.
  • The
  • Court Decides
  • p. 46.
  • 4.
  • Crossroads, 1954-55
  • p. 70.
  • 5.
  • Southern Whites Fight Back
  • Preface: Contesting the Color Line
  • p. 86.
  • 6.
  • Striving for Racial Balance in the 1960s
  • p. 118.
  • 7.
  • The
  • Burger Court Surprises
  • p. 147.
  • 8.
  • Stalemates
  • p. xiii.
  • p. 170.
  • 9.
  • Resegregation?
  • p. 191.
  • 10.
  • Legacies and Lessons
  • p. 206
  • 1.
  • Race and the Schools Before Brown
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Grass Roots and Struggling Lawyers
Control code
45856169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 285 pages
Isbn
9780195127164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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