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The Resource Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution, Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware

Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution, Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware

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Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution
Title
Brown v. Board of Education
Title remainder
caste, culture, and the constitution
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Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware
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  • Caste, culture, and the constitution
  • Brown versus Board of Education
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eng
Summary
Before 1954, both law and custom mandated strict racial segregation throughout much of the nation. That began to change with "Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark decision that overturned the pernicious "separate but equal" doctrine. In declaring that legally mandated school segregation was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court Played a critical role in helping to dismantle America's own version of apartheid, Jim Crow. This new study of "Brown--the title for a group of cases drawn from Kansas, Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, and the District of Columbia--offers an insightful and original overview designed expressly for students and general readers. It is concise, up-to-date, highly readable, and very teachable. The authors, all recognized authorities on legal history and civil rights law, do an admirable job of examining the fight for legal equality in its broad cultural and historical context. They convincingly show that "Brown cannot be understood apart from the history of caste and exclusion in American society. That history antedated the very founding of the country and was supported by the nation's highest institutions, including the Supreme Court whose decision in "Plessy v. Frequson (1896) supported the notion of "separate but equal." Their book traces the lengthy court litigations, highlighting the pivotal role of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and including incisive portraits of key players, including co-plaintiff Oliver Brown, newly appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren, NAACP lawyer and future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, and Justice Felix Frankfurter, who recognized the crucial importance of a unanimous court decision andhelped produce it. The authors simply but powerfully narrate their story and show that "Brown not only changed the national equation of race and caste--it also changed our view of the Court's role in American life. As we prepare to commemorate the decision's fiftieth anniversary in May 2004, this book invites readers to appreciate the lasting importance of what was indisputably a landmark case
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Cottrol, Robert J
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4155
LC item number
.C68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1948-
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  • Diamond, Raymond T
  • Ware, Leland
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Landmark law cases & American society
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  • Brown, Oliver
  • Topeka (Kan.)
  • Segregation in education
  • Race discrimination
  • African Americans
  • United States
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Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution, Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
52418259
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780700612888
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013217
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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Brown v. Board of Education : caste, culture, and the constitution, Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) 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
52418259
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780700612888
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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