From 'Brown' to 'Bakke'

From 'Brown' to 'Bakke' : The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1954-1978

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Wilkinson's incisive history of the Supreme Court's halting role in integrating education focuses on the two most controversial Supreme Court decisions of this generation and the country's reaction to them
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019502897X
  • 9780195028973

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This book is a historical study of jurisprudence focused on the assessment of the role of the Supreme Court in public school integration in the mid-twentieth century. The manner in which the principal Supreme Court decisions are illuminated by the practical, legal, and political difficulties at each step of the way provides a very well informed perspective that is both interesting and important.
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"A fascinating, eloquent, important study. Perhaps no one is better qualified to deal with its subject than J. Harvie Wilkinson III....A brilliant work, a major contribution to historical study and to jurisprudence."--Journal of Southern History


"A first-rate book--eloquent and informative in narration, sane and temperate in judgment. I am astonished that anyone could render so intelligible the uneven course of history from Brown to Bakke, yet without a moment's simplification."--The Washington Star


"This book is an excellent source for an issue that involves every American today. Certainly after reading this book it is clear we have come a long way (Americans in general) but also we have a long way to go. The minds have been won, now the hearts need to be as well."--Sam Giordanengo, Armstrong Atlantic State University "A fascinating, eloquent, important study. Perhaps no one is better qualified to deal with its subject than J. Harvie Wilkinson III....A brilliant work, a major contribution to historical study and to jurisprudence."--Journal of Southern History
"A first-rate book--eloquent and informative in narration, sane and temperate in judgment. I am astonished that anyone could render so intelligible the uneven course of history from Brown to Bakke, yet without a moment's simplification."--The Washington Star "A fascinating, eloquent, important study. Perhaps no one is better qualified to deal with its subject than J. Harvie Wilkinson III....A brilliant work, a major contribution to historical study and to jurisprudence."--Journal of Southern History
"A first-rate book--eloquent and informative in narration, sane and temperate in judgment. I am astonished that anyone could render so intelligible the uneven course of history from Brown to Bakke, yet without a moment's simplification."--The Washington Star "A fascinating, eloquent, important study. Perhaps no one is better qualified to deal with its subject than J. Harvie Wilkinson III....A brilliant work, a major contribution to historical study and to jurisprudence."--Journal of Southern History
"A first-rate book--eloquent and informative in narration, sane and temperate in judgment. I am astonished that anyone could render so intelligible the uneven course of history from Brown to Bakke, yet without a moment's simplification."--The Washington Star "A fascinating, eloquent, important study. Perhaps no one is better qualified to deal with its subject than J. Harvie Wilkinson III....A brilliant work, a major contribution to historical study and to jurisprudence."--Journal of Southern History
"A first-rate book--eloquent and informative in narration, sane and temperate in judgment. I am astonished that anyone could render so intelligible the uneven course of history from Brown to Bakke, yet without a moment's simplification."--The Washington Star
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