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Shades of Freedom : Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process Race and the American Legal Process, Volume II.

Author: A Leon Higginbotham
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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In 'Shades of Freedom', A. Leon Higginbotham provides a magisterial account of the interaction between the law and racial oppression in America from colonial times to the present. The issue of racial inferiority is central to this volume, as Higginbotham documents how early white perceptions of black inferiority slowly became codified into law.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Leon Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780198028673 0198028679
OCLC Number: 476012127
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Introduction: From Total Racial Oppression to Shades of Freedom; 1 My Forty-Year Journey in Formulating the Precepts; 2 The Precept of Inferiority; 3 The Ancestry of Inferiority (1619-1662); 4 The Ideology of Inferiority (1662-1830); 5 The Politics of Inferiority (1830-1865); 6 The Constitutional Language of Slavery: From Non-disclosure to Abolition, 1787-1866; 7 The Dream of Freedom and Its Demise; 8 The Supreme Court's Sanction of Racial Hatred: The 1883 Civil Rights Cases; 9 The Supreme Court's Legitimization of Racism: Plessy v. Ferguson: A Case Wrongly Decided.

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In 'Shades of Freedom', A. Leon Higginbotham provides a magisterial account of the interaction between the law and racial oppression in America from colonial times to the present. The issue of racial inferiority is central to this volume, as Higginbotham documents how early white perceptions of black inferiority slowly became codified into law.

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