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Published: 31 July 2007

296 Pages | 11 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195307634

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Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement

Michael J. Klarman

In this abridged, paperback edition of his much acclaimed, Bancroft Prize-winning From Jim Crow to Civil Rights, Michael J. Klarman has compressed his study of the Supreme Court's rulings on race into a tight focus around one major case--Brown v. Board of Education. Klarman goes behind the scenes to examine the justices' deliberations and recaps his famous backlash thesis, arguing that Brown was more important for mobilizing southern white opposition to change than for encouraging civil rights protest and that it was the resulting violence that transformed northern opinion and led to the landmark legislation of the 1960s.