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The Resource What Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision, edited with an introduction by Jack M. Balkin ; Bruce Ackerman [and others]

What Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision, edited with an introduction by Jack M. Balkin ; Bruce Ackerman [and others]

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What Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision
Title
What Brown v. Board of Education should have said
Title remainder
the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Jack M. Balkin ; Bruce Ackerman [and others]
Title variation
What Brown versus Board of Education should have said
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision ordering the desegregation of America's public schools, is perhaps the most famous case in American constitutional law. Criticized and even openly defied when first handed down, in half a century Brown has become a venerated symbol of quality and civil rights." "Its meaning, however, remains as contested as the case is celebrated. In the decades since the original decision, constitutional interpreters of all stripes have found within it different meanings. Both supporters and opponents of affirmative action have claimed the mantle of Brown, criticizing the other side for betraying its spirit. Meanwhile, the opinion itself has often been criticized as bland and uninspiring, carefully written to avoid controversy and maintain unanimity among the Justices." "In this volume, nine of America's top constitutional and civil rights experts have been challenged to rewrite the Brown decision as they would like it to have been written, incorporating what they now know about the subsequent history of the United States but making use of only those sources available at the time of the original decision. In addition, Jack Balkin gives a detailed introduction to the case, chronicling the history of the litigation in Brown and explaining the current debates over its legacy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
344.73/0798
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.B76
LC item number
W48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balkin, J. M
  • Ackerman, Bruce A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Oliver
  • Topeka (Kan.)
  • Segregation in education
  • Discrimination in education
Label
What Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision, edited with an introduction by Jack M. Balkin ; Bruce Ackerman [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47721772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780814798898
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001001735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
What Brown v. Board of Education should have said : the nation's top legal experts rewrite America's landmark civil rights decision, edited with an introduction by Jack M. Balkin ; Bruce Ackerman [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47721772
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780814798898
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001001735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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