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Little Rock on trial : Cooper v. Aaron and school desegregation / Tony A. Freyer.

By: Freyer, Tony Allan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Landmark law cases & American society: Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2007Description: xi, 276 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780700615353 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700615350 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700615360 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0700615369 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cooper, William G. -- Trials, litigation, etc | Aaron, John -- Trials, litigation, etc | Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | Segregation in education -- Arkansas -- Little RockAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Little Rock on trial.; Online version:: Little Rock on trial.DDC classification: 344.73/0798 Other classification: 5,3 | DU 6002
Contents:
Little Rock NAACP decision to sue, 1954-1956 -- Aaron v. Cooper: rights at bay, 1956-1957 -- crisis erupts, 1957 -- Cooper v. Aaron: delay won and appealed, 1957-1958 -- Cooper v. Aaron opinions: unanimity and division, 1958 -- Protean precedent since 1958.
Summary: In 1957, a violent mob barred black students from entering Little Rock's Central High School and was faced off against paratroopers sent by a reluctant President Eisenhower. This book provides a summary of that historic case and shows that it paved the way for later civil rights victories. It describes the work of the Little Rock NAACP.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.

The Little Rock NAACP decision to sue, 1954-1956 -- Aaron v. Cooper: rights at bay, 1956-1957 -- The crisis erupts, 1957 -- Cooper v. Aaron: delay won and appealed, 1957-1958 -- The Cooper v. Aaron opinions: unanimity and division, 1958 -- Protean precedent since 1958.

In 1957, a violent mob barred black students from entering Little Rock's Central High School and was faced off against paratroopers sent by a reluctant President Eisenhower. This book provides a summary of that historic case and shows that it paved the way for later civil rights victories. It describes the work of the Little Rock NAACP.

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Adding to more than a score of books detailing the context, status, and impact of Supreme Court landmark cases is the latest volume authored by Freyer (Univ. of Alabama Law School). Freyer does a superb job of analyzing the case of Cooper v. Aaron, beginning with its historical background--racially segregated schools--and ending with the unanimous Supreme Court opinion insisting that its desegregation edict be obeyed. The study is much more than a critical assessment of a court decision, however. Marching across its pages are the players in the national drama: President Eisenhower, Governor Orval Faubus, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, the nine justices of the Supreme Court, and many other participants. Especially instructive is the section narrating the internal struggle among the justices as they strove for unanimity. For those who lived through those precarious times, Freyer's chronicle is a worthy reading as a reminder of the past. For the newly initiated, it is an insightful explication of the Supreme Court's role in transforming the landscape of race relations from segregation to a progressive racial assimilation. Additional dividends include an exceptionally fine bibliographic essay and a detailed chronology of events. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, all students, and research faculty. R. J. Steamer emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Boston

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