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Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961

Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961

$70.00 – $175.00
*Signed Bookplate By Mark V. Tushnet From the 1930s to the early 1960s civil rights law was made primarily through constitutional litigation. Before Rosa Parks could ignite a Montgomery Bus...
Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

$18.00
Richard Gergel’s Unexampled Courage details the impact of the blinding of Sergeant Woodard on the racial awakening of President Truman and Judge Waring, and traces their influential roles in changing the course...
Genius for Justice: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Reform of American Law

Genius for Justice: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Reform of American Law

$39.00
Dr. Charles Hamilton Houston was an outstanding Harvard-trained Supreme Court lawyer for the NAACP. As Dean of Howard University Law School, he mentored future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. As...
The Keeper of the Flame: The Supreme Court Opinions of Justice Clarence Thomas 1991-2005

The Keeper of the Flame: The Supreme Court Opinions of Justice Clarence Thomas 1991-2005

$10.00
By Henry Mark Holzer The Keeper of the Flame is an examination and analysis of Justice Clarence Thomas's majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions, showing extensively, in his own words, what...
Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

$20.00
By Lea VanderVelde The Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions...
Remaking the Republic - Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship

Remaking the Republic - Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship

$34.95
In Remaking the Republic, Christopher James Bonner chronicles the various ways African American from a wide range of social positions throughout the North attempted to give meaning to American citizenship over...

Contempt of Court, The turn-of-The Century lynching that launched a hundred years of Federalism

$20.00
By Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips In this profound and fascinating book, the authors revisit an overlooked Supreme Court decision that changed forever how justice is carried out in the...
Liberty's Chain: Slavery, Abolition, and the Jay Family of New York

Liberty's Chain: Slavery, Abolition, and the Jay Family of New York

$36.95
Hardcover By David N. Gellman In Liberty's Chain, David N. Gellman shows how the Jay family, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, embodied the contradictions of the revolutionary age. The Jays of New York...
Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier

Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier

$31.95
By Lea VanderVelde More than a biography, the book is a deep social history that freshly illuminates some of the major issues confronting antebellum America, including the status of women,...
Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

$19.99
Paperback By Martha S. Jones Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws...
Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

$24.95
In October 1948 George McLaurin became the first African American to enroll at the University of Oklahoma. McLaurin's case drew national attention and culminated in a US Supreme Court decision....
Liberty & Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism

Liberty & Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism

$26.95
*Signed Bookplate By Timothy S. Huebner “This book is about the relationship between the Civil War generation and the founding generation,” Timothy S. Huebner states at the outset of this...

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