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Exporting American Dreams : Thurgood Marshall's African Journey.

Author: Mary L Dudziak
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land--not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of  Read more...
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Dudziak, Mary L.
Exporting American Dreams : Thurgood Marshall's African Journey.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary L Dudziak
ISBN: 9781400839896 1400839890
OCLC Number: 774272236
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents: EXPORTING AMERICAN DREAMS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Map of Kenya; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Marshall and Mboya; 2 A Tricky Constitution; 3 Writing Rights; 4 Discriminating Friends; 5 Anarchy Is Anarchy; Epilogue; Appendix: Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960; Notes; Acknowledgments; Afterword to the Paperback Edition; Index.

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Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land--not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of Marshall's civil rights work in the United States, this transnational history sheds light on legal reform and social change in the midst of violent upheavals in Africa and America.

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