Race, Law, and American Society: 1607-Present

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Routledge, May 2, 2013 - Law - 480 pages

This second edition of Gloria Browne-Marshall’s seminal work , tracing the history of racial discrimination in American law from colonial times to the present, is now available with major revisions. Throughout, she advocates for freedom and equality at the center, moving from their struggle for physical freedom in the slavery era to more recent battles for equal rights and economic equality. From the colonial period to the present, this book examines education, property ownership, voting rights, criminal justice, and the military as well as internationalism and civil liberties by analyzing the key court cases that established America’s racial system and demonstrating the impact of these court cases on American society. This edition also includes more on Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos. Race, Law, and American Society is highly accessible and thorough in its depiction of the role race has played, with the sanction of the U.S. Supreme Court, in shaping virtually every major American social institution.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Overview of Race and the Law in America
1
Chapter 2 Race and the Struggle for Education in American Schools
19
Chapter 3 Race Crime and Injustice
51
Chapter 4 Civil Liberties and Racial Justice
117
Chapter 5 Voting Rights and Restrictions
177
Chapter 6 Property Rights and Ownership
207
Chapter 7 Race and the Military
251
Chapter 8 Race and Internationalism
279
Selected Decisions oF the US Supreme Court
315
Race Riots and Uprisings in the United States
329
Persons Lynched by Race 18821920
331
US Military Conflicts
333
Cases
335
Notes
341
Bibliography
419
Index
431

Epilogue
311

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Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a writer, speaker, and Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY). As a Civil Rights attorney, she litigated cases for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and Southern Poverty Law Center. She taught in the Africana program at Vassar College. Gloria Browne-Marshall is Founder/Director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a journalist who covers the U.S. Supreme Court, a playwright, and author of several books on justice under law.

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