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Brown V. Board of Education A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312111525
ISBN-13: 9780312111526
Edition: 1998
Authors: Waldo E. Martin
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Description: Brown versus the Board of Education of Topeka is regarded as one of the most important legal decisions in the United States this century. Including over thirty primary documents, this book examines the legacy of the decision on race relations.

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Brown versus the Board of Education of Topeka is regarded as one of the most important legal decisions in the United States this century. Including over thirty primary documents, this book examines the legacy of the decision on race relations.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Shades of Brown: Black Freedom, White Supremacy, and the Law
Historical Backdrop: The Constitution, the Law, and Fighting Jim Crow
The Evolution of the NAACP Legal Campaign Against Jim Crow
The NAACP's Legal Strategy Challenged
The Growing Anti-Racist Offensive: An American Dilemma Confronts World War II
Continuity and Change in the Legal Struggle: Equality, Equalization, and Direct Attack
Politics, Social Change, and Decision-Making within the Supreme Court: The Crafting of Brown
The Brown Decision: Immediate Responses and Immediate Consequences
Roberts v. City of Boston (1849)
A Petition on Behalf of Black Inclusion in the Boston Common Schools, October 17, 1787
A Black Teacher's Travail, 1850s Fugitive Slave Poster, 1851
Brief for Public School Integration, 1849
Opinion of the Court in Roberts v. City of Boston, 1849
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
"Civil Rights: The Outrage of the Supreme Court of the United States upon the Black Man," 1889
"The Case Stated," 1895
"We Wear the Mask," 1895
Majority Opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Dissenting Opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Sweatt v. Painter (1950) and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents (1950)
"Letters of Negro Migrants of 1916-1918," 1919
"I, Too," 1926
"Does the Negro Need Separate Schools?" 1935
From An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, 1944
The Petitioner's Brief in Sweatt v. Painter, 1950
Opinion of the Court in Sweatt v. Painter, 1950
Opinion of the Court in McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents, 1950
Brown v. Board of Education (1952-55)
Mississippi Voter Registration Form, 1955
The Lower Court Round: Preliminary Deliberations
Decision in Briggs v. Elliott, 1951
Dissent in Briggs v. Elliott, 1951
The Supreme Court Rounds: The Making of Brown I and Brown II
Setting the Stage
Appellants' Brief, 1952
"The Effects of Segregation and the Consequences of Desegregation: A Social Science Statement," Appendix to Appellants' Brief
Appellees' Brief, 1952
Reargument on Original Intent and Possible Relief
The Supreme Court's Order: The Questions, 1953
Appellants' Brief, 1953
Appellees' Brief (1953)
Federal Friend-of-the-Court Brief, 1953
Opinion of the Court in Brown v. Board of Education, May 17, 1954
Reargument on Remedy--Immediate or Gradual?
Appellants' Brief, 1954
Appellees' Brief, 1954
Appellants' Reply Brief, 1954
Ruling on Relief, May 31, 1955
Popular Response to Brown
Newspaper Editorials
"All God's Chillun," Times (New York), May 18, 1954 The Decision of A Century, Daily World (Atlanta), May 18, 1954
Will Stun Communists, Courier (Pittsburgh), May 18, 1954
End of Dual Society, Defender (Chicago), May 18, 1954
Emancipation, Post and Times Herald (Washington, D.C.), May 18, 1954
The Supreme Court Has Given Us Time, Constitution (Atlanta) May 18, 1954
Bloodstains on White Marble Steps, Daily News (Jackson, Miss.), May 18, 1954
The Pattern of the Future, Gazette (Arkansas), May 18, 1954
Equality Redefined, Herald (Boston), May 18, 1954
The Segregation Decision, Times (Los Angeles), May 19, 1954
"Violates" Way of Life, Cavalier Daily, University of Virginia, May 18, 1954
Adjustment Held Difficult, Mississippian, University of Mississippi, May 18, 1954
Letters to Editors
Times (New York), May 31, 1954
Sentinel (Orlando), August 11, 1955
Political Cartoons
Chronicle (San Francisco), May 18, 1954
Christian Science Monitor (Boston), May 22, 1954
Democrat (Arkansas), May 22, 1954
Tennessean (Nashville), May 22, 1954
Afro-American (Richmond), May 22, 1954
Defender (Chicago), June 12, 1954
White Backlash
The Southern Manifesto, March 12, 1956
White Citizen's Council Notice
National Progress Report: Realizing Integrated Schools
Decade of Desegregation, Times (New York), May 17, 1964
Two Decades Later, Times (New York), May 17, 1974
The Enduring Promise of Brown, Times (New York), May 17, 1984
Forty Years and Still Struggling, Times (New York), May 18, 1994
Epilogue: The Legacy of Brown
Appendices
Chronology of Events Related to Brown v. Board of Education
Selected Bibliography
Index

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