Klarman, Michael J.

From Jim Crow to civil rights : the Supreme Court and the struggle for racial equality / Michael J. Klarman. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004. - xii, 655 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-626) and index.

The Plessy era -- The progressive era -- The interwar period -- World War II era : context and cases -- World War II era : consequences -- School desegregation -- Brown and the civil rights movement.

Publisher's description: Do Supreme Court decisions matter? In this book, Michale J. Klarman examines the social and political impact of the Supreme Court's decisions involving race relations from Plessy, the Progressive Era, and the Interwar period to World Wars I and II, Brown and the Civil Rights Movement. He explores the wide variety of consequences that Brown may have had - raising the salience of race issues, educating opinion, mobilizing supporters, energizing opponents of racial change. He concludes that Brown was ultimately more important for mobilizing southern white opposition to radical change than for encouraging direct-action protest.

0195129032 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780195129038 (cloth : alk. paper)


United States. Supreme Court.

Segregation--Law and legislation--History.--United States

United States--Race relations--History.

KF4757 / .K58 2004