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Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

 
 
 
 
Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
Author: Waldo E. Martin
ISBN 13: 9780312111526
ISBN 10: 312111525
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 1998-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 253
List Price: N/A
 
 

This book addresses the origins, development, meanings, and consequences of the 1954 Supreme Court decision to end Jim Crow segregation. Using legal documents to frame the debates surrounding the case, Waldo Martin presents Brown v. Board of Education as an event, a symbol, and a key marker in the black liberation struggle.

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Martin (history, U. of California-Berkeley) presents a multi- layered brief account of the historical and cultural significance of the landmark legal decision, with analysis of the case's legal precedents, reprinted documents from and about the case (including responses from such eminent thinkers as W. E. B. Du Bois and Zora Neale Hurston), b&w photos, a chronology, and questions. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.