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From Jim Crow to civil rights : the Supreme Court and the struggle for racial equality / Michael J. Klarman.

By: Klarman, Michael J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004Description: xii, 655 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195129032 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780195129038 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Segregation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History | United States -- Race relations -- History | United States. Supreme CourtDDC classification: 342.73/0873 Other classification: 15.85 | MG 70820
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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Library Journal Review

In this extensive legal history of problems concerning U.S. race relations from the late 19th century to the 1960s, Klarman (James Monroe Professor of Law, Univ. of Virginia) focuses on the social and political activities leading to and following the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, now marking its 50th anniversary. While asking the difficult question of what impact Supreme Court decisions have had on race relations policy, the author uncovers the historical consequences and context of these decisions in a wide variety of venues-e.g., transportation, education, jury service, and voting rights. Klarman shows the gradual effects of extralegal forces upon the transformation of race relations, especially World Wars I and II and the massive black migration from the South to the North. Accessible to general readers but valuable to those with more background, this social and political history should be a part of any library's collection; its depth of research and analysis make it essential to discussions of U.S. race policies.-Steven Puro, St. Louis Univ. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This volume is a multidisciplinary study of civil rights in the US from the Plessey case in 1896 through the Brown case and the Civil Rights Movement. Law professor Klarman (Univ. of Virginia) places significant court cases in their historical contexts in respect to public opinion, the racial and constitutional views of the justices, and the limits of constitutional law to cause change. The historical context is thoroughly recounted through reviews of causal factors that led public opinion, justices, and court procedures and practices to change. Major causes of change include WW II, the Cold War, African American migration to the North, the increase in black political power, and the education of the public. Though Klarman's organization results in some repetition, the thoroughness of his presentations is rewarding reading. This very useful study is a happy combination of constitutional law and civil rights history with political science and sociology added for good measure. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/collections. L. H. Grothaus emeritus, Concordia University

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Michael J. Klarman is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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