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The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era

Author: Christopher W Schmidt
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Chicago series in law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Sit-Ins tells the story of the student lunch counter protests and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the constitutional right of all Americans to equal protection of the law. Christopher W. Schmidt describes how behind the now-iconic scenes of African American college students sitting in quiet defiance at "whites only" lunch counters lies a series of underappreciated legal dilemmas--about the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Schmidt
ISBN: 9780226522302 022652230X 9780226522449 022652244X
OCLC Number: 1004260005
Description: 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The students --
The lawyers --
The sympathizers --
The opponents --
The justices --
The lawmakers --
Series Title: Chicago series in law and society.
Responsibility: Christopher W. Schmidt.


An analysis of the 1960s Civil Rights sit-ins that focuses on their legal aspects: the arguments made, the way law was employed, and their effects.  Read more...


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"Schmidt, one of our most talented young legal historians, has written an engaging and fast-paced narrative of one of the civil rights movement's epic events: the sit-in demonstrations. Thoroughly Read more...

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