Simple Justice : The History of Brown vs Board of Education and Black America's Struggle For Equality

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-04-01
  • Publisher: Knopf
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The Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed school segregation and culminated a century long social and legal struggle to establish black equality in the U.S. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Biography

Richard Kluger, a Princeton graduate, worked as a journalist with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>New York Post</i>, and the <i>New York Herald Tribune</i>, on which he was the last literary editor, before entering book publishing.  After serving as executive editor at Simon and Schuster and editor-in-chief at Atheneum, he turned to writing fiction and social history.  He is the author of six novels (and two others with his wife, Phyllis), two National Book Award finalists–<b>Simple Justice</b> and <b>The Paper </b>(a history of the Herald Tribune)–and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the American cigarette business, <b>Ashes to Ashes</b>.  He and his wife now live in Berkeley, California.<br><br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

Table of Contents

Author's note
Under color of law
Together let us sweetly livep. 3
Original sinp. 26
The special favorite of the lawsp. 50
Not like bales of hayp. 84
Coming of age in Nigger heavenp. 105
Exhibit Ap. 126
The raw dealp. 155
Uncle fearless's nephewp. 173
Stalking the law of the junglep. 194
One of the gangp. 213
A foot in the doorp. 238
The spurs of Texas are upon youp. 255
The courts below
On the natural inferiority of bootblacksp. 287
The doll man and other expertsp. 315
Charleston detourp. 346
Prairie firep. 368
The menninger connectionp. 397
Jim Crow, Inc.p. 426
"Stick with us"p. 452
The pride of Virginiap. 481
The best place to attackp. 510
On appeal
Going for the jugularp. 545
At loggerheadsp. 585
The six-month summerp. 620
Arrival of the superchiefp. 660
Simple justicep. 703
Visible man : fifty years after Brownp. 751
Text of the decisionsp. 790
Sources and acknowledgmentsp. 799
Selected bibliographyp. 802
Interviews and correspondencep. 808
Notesp. 815
Indexesp. 839
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