- By Michael J. Klarman

From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality

  • Title: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality
  • Author: Michael J. Klarman
  • ISBN: 9780195310184
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Jim Crow to Civil Rights The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court s rulings on race From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justice

    A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court s rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision s connection to the civil rights movementA monumental investigation of the Supreme Court s rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision s connection to the civil rights movement, Klarman argues that Brown was important for mobilizing southern white opposition to racial change than for encouraging direct action protest Brown unquestioningly had a significant impact it brought race issues to public attention and it mobilized supporters of the ruling It also, however, energized the opposition In this authoritative account of constitutional law concerning race, Michael Klarman details, in the richest and most thorough discussion to date, how and whether Supreme Court decisions do, in fact, matter.

    1 thought on “From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality

    1. i found this book to be a bit dense and not what i was hoping for well written, with scads of references to court cases and to the lives and decisions of politicians, legislators, and judges spells out clearly how undeniably racist America has always been, though not necessarily as stridently as i would basically, it absolves the Supreme Court of any responsibility for pushing back against racism and segregation and hate by making the point "the Court reflected the views of America at the time" [...]

    2. Absolutely excellent book but one unfortunately I will have to return to at a later date as a lot of it is very specific and relies on you having a good working knowledge of US history (which as a Brit only living here 4ish years and not knowing very little about the Civil Rights movement and virtually nothing about the background to it from the end of the Civil War, I don't have as we aren't taught anything about American History other than the War of Independence, the Civil War and the Cold Wa [...]

    3. Informative about the legal process to obtaining civil rights for African Americans, but extremely dry and felt quite repetitive. I read this book along with "Why We Can't Wait" by Martin Luther King Jr, which is so moving, this book seemed to say nothing by comparison.However, it's loaded with information and aspects about the legislative and legal barriers that I knew nothing about. It's hard to imagine all of it today.

    4. This was very specific and took me awhile to finish because I was not familiar with everything so it required some research into other topics so that I could follow the readings, but it was well worth while and I will probably re-read and use a reference tool for my art and papers.

    5. Klarman was my professor at UVa, and this book reads just like his lectures. The book is dense, but is well written and the legal history is fascinating enough to have kept me interested.

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