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Making civil rights law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961

Author: Mark V Tushnet
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the 1930s to the early 1960s civil rights law was made primarily through constitutional litigation. Before Rosa Parks could ignite a Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Supreme Court had to strike down the Alabama law which made segregated bus service required by law; before Martin Luther King could march on Selma to register voters, the Supreme Court had to find unconstitutional the Southern Democratic Party's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark V Tushnet
ISBN: 0195084128 9780195084122
OCLC Number: 27430157
Description: xii, 399 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: "You'll Never Find a Better Constitution" 3 --
1. Setting the Stage: Baltimore and the NAACP 6 --
2. "No Star Performance": The Office in the 1940s 20 --
3. "You Did All You Could ... ": Routine Work in the 1940s 42 --
4. "A Negro on Trial for His Life": Criminal Law and Race Discrimination 56 --
5. The "Increasing Power" of Private Discrimination 67 --
6. "A Carefully Planned Program": Attacking Restrictive Covenants 81 --
7. "Interference with the Effective Choice of the Voters": Challenging the White Primary 99 --
8. "Passing Through a Transition": Education Cases, 1939-1945 116 --
9. To "Determine the Future Course of Litigation": Making the Record on Segregated Universities 126 --
10. "Replete with Road Markings": The Supreme Court Deals with Segregated Universities 137 --
11. "A Direct Challenge of the Segregation Statutes": Making the Record in Brown 150 --
12. "Behind This Are Certain Facts of Life": The Law in Brown 168 --
13. "Boldness Is Essential But Wisdom Indispensable": Inside the Supreme Court 187 --
14. "Quietly Ignoring Facts": Examining History 196 --
15. "When They Produce Reasons for Delay": Devising the Remedy 217 --
16. To "Open the Doors of All Schools": Passive Resistance to Brown, 1955-1961 232 --
17. "Civil Rights ... Civil Wrongs": Massive Resistance to Brown, 1955-1961 247 --
18. The "Battle Between the Sovereigns": Violent Resistance to Brown, 1955-1961 257 --
19. "An Act to Make It Difficult ... to Assert the Constitutional Rights of Negroes": The Attack on the Lawyers, 1955-1961 272 --
20. "A Mortal Blow from Which They Will Never Recover": The Attack on the NAACP, 1955-1961 283 --
21. "I'd Kind of Outlived My Usefulness": The Changing Context of Civil Rights Litigation 301 --
Epilogue: "Power, not Reason" 314.
Responsibility: Mark V. Tushnet.
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This is a chronological narrative history of the legal struggle that preceded the political battles for American civil rights in the early 20th-century, waged by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and its  Read more...

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