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A defiant life : Thurgood Marshall and the persistence of racism in America

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ball, Howard, 1937-
Defiant life.
New York : Crown Publishers, c1998
(OCoLC)606992936
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Ball
ISBN: 0517599317 9780517599310
OCLC Number: 39069452
Description: xix, 428 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology of "a life well lived" --
Acknowledgments --
Foreword / William J. Brennan, Jr. --
Born into racism and segregation in America --
The rise of the NAACP and Charlie Houston's "social engineers" --
Marshall joins the NAACP --
"Thurgood's coming": Mr. Civil rights --
Segregation in the military: a special humiliation --
The public education battles begin: Brown v. Board --
The segregation battles continue and the civil rights movement emerges --
A new life: Thurgood Marshall, government servant --
Mr. Justice Marshall --
The meaning of equality in the fourteenth amendment --
Bakke and the affirmative action battles: "they just don't get it!" --
Procedural fairness and substantive justice: realities and myths --
Marshall and first amendment freedoms --
The constitution as evolving guarantor of new rights --
Justice Marshall: always the outsider, always defiant --
Research notes --
Bibliography --
Case index --
General index.
Responsibility: Howard Ball.

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