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Root and branch : Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the struggle to end segregation

Author: Rawn James
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered the milestone victory of the civil rights movement, but it was only the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign, brilliantly and relentlessly waged. 'Root and Branch' is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led that fight, from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court"--Page 2 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Charles Hamilton Houston; Charles Hamilton Houston; Thurgood Marshall; Charles Hamilton Houston; Thurgood Marshall; Charles Hamilton Houston; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Charles Hamilton Houston
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rawn James
ISBN: 9781596916067 1596916060
OCLC Number: 401149672
Description: [ix], 276 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm
Contents: Southern justice on trial --
Ambitious, successful, hopeful dreams --
No tea for the feeble --
The social engineers --
South journey children --
The law offices of Thurgood Marshall, Esq. --
Murray v. Maryland --
Don't shout too soon --
Special counsel and assistant counsel --
On the cusp in Missouri --
An outside man --
Hope looms --
Marshall at the helm --
Greenwich railroad bones --
War at home and abroad --
Supreme broken covenant --
Peace of mind --
Root and branch.
Responsibility: Rawn James, Jr.
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"The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered the milestone victory of the civil rights movement, but it was only the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign, brilliantly and relentlessly waged. 'Root and Branch' is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led that fight, from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court"--Page 2 of cover.

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