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Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement

Author: Jeffrey D Gonda
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1945, six African American families from St. Louis, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., began a desperate fight to keep their homes. Each of them had purchased a property that prohibited the occupancy of African Americans and other minority groups through the use of legal instruments called racial restrictive covenants--one of the most pervasive tools of residential segregation in the aftermath of World War II. Over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Named Person: J D Shelley; Louis Kraemer; Louis Kraemer; J D Shelley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey D Gonda
ISBN: 9781469625454 1469625458
OCLC Number: 906234529
Description: x, 299 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Covenants : race and housing in the 1940s --
Courtrooms : local lawyers and legal activism --
The NAACP : national leadership and housing desegregation --
To Washington : the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court --
Failures and foundations : the covenant cases and postwar black freedom struggles.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Jeffrey D. Gonda.

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Raises fundamental philosophical questions that are sure to inspire conversation and debate.---Missouri Historical Review Well written and argued, Unjust Deeds add important details to the story of Read more...

 
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