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Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History (Viewpoints on American Culture)

 
 
 
 
Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History (Viewpoints on American Culture)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195122800
ISBN 10: 195122801
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-09-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
List Price: $38.95
 
 

This book of twelve original essays will bring together two themes of American culture: law and race. The essays fall into four groups: cases that are essential to the history of race in America; cases that illustrate the treatment of race in American history; cases of great fame that became the trials of the century of their time; and cases that made important law. Some of the cases discussed include Amistad, Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Scottsboro, Korematsu v. US, Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, Regents v. Bakke, and OJ Simpson. All illustrate how race often determined the outcome of trials, and how trials that confront issues of racism provide a unique lens on American cultural history. Cases include African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Caucasians. Contributors include a mix of junior and senior scholars in law schools and history departments.