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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:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Thurgood Marshall's extraordinary contribution to civil rights and overcoming racism is more topical than ever, as the national debate on race and the overturning of affirmative action policies make headlines nationwide. Howard Ball, author of eighteen books on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, has done copious research for this incisive biography to present an authoritative portrait of Marshall the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ball, Howard, 1937-
Defiant life.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1998
(OCoLC)606992936
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Ball
ISBN: 0517599317 9780517599310
OCLC Number: 39069452
Description: xix, 428 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 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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"Thurgood Marshall's extraordinary contribution to civil rights and overcoming racism is more topical than ever, as the national debate on race and the overturning of affirmative action policies make headlines nationwide. Howard Ball, author of eighteen books on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, has done copious research for this incisive biography to present an authoritative portrait of Marshall the jurist." "Using race as the defining theme, Ball spotlights Marshall's genius in working within the legal system to further his lifelong commitment to racial equality. With the help of numerous, previously unpublished sources, Ball presents a lucid account of Marshall's illustrious career and his historic impact on American civil rights."--BOOK JACKET.

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