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The Resource Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903, Lawrence Goldstone

Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903, Lawrence Goldstone

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Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
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Inherently unequal
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the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1865 and 1870, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the U.S., the 14th conferred citizenship and equal protection under the law to all Americans, white or black, and the 15th gave black American males the right to vote. In 1875 the far-reaching Civil Rights Act granted all Americans regardless of color "the full and equal enjoyment" of public conveyances and places of amusement. Yet eight years later, in 1883, the Supreme Court, by an 8-1 vote, overturned the Civil Rights Act as unconstitutional, arguing Congress had overstepped its authority. As the author acknowledges, "by the dawn of the 20th century the U.S. had become the nation of Jim Crow laws, quasi-slavery, and precisely the same two tiered system of justice that had existed in the slave era." How and why this happened, and the ramifications and reverberations unto today, is the subject of this work. As he has done before, the author challenges the conventional view of history through a rigorous examination of the historical record. He makes clear the Supreme Court, in cases as celebrated as Plessy v. Ferguson and the equally important Williams v. Mississippi, was deeply guilty by association, turning a blind eye to the obvious reality of Jim Crow, preferring to focus instead on constitutional minutiae, and demonstrating the fallacy and hypocrisy of a strict interpretation of the Constitution. He reveals evidence that the great black migrations north were less about seeking opportunity than about escaping tyranny--[Source unknown]
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1947-
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Goldstone, Lawrence
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
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the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
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Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903, Lawrence Goldstone
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-230) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
800518
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802717924
Lccn
2010015538
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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(Sirsi) i9780802717924
Label
Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-230) 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
800518
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802717924
Lccn
2010015538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780802717924

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