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The Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy over Desegregation (Landmark Law Cases & American Society) Paperback – February 16, 2011


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  • Series: Landmark Law Cases & American Society
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas (February 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700617671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700617678
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An important book on the most important school desegregation case since Brown v. Board of Education. . . . Full of riveting descriptions of the Supreme Court Justices' internal deliberations, the Nixon administration's maneuverings, and a contemporary political context that included anti-busing riots in Boston and growing demands from 'liberal' northern congressmen for a constitutional amendment to bar busing."--Michael J. Klarman, professor at Harvard Law School and author of the Bancroft-Prize winning From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

"An excellent and well-written study that does a superb job illuminating the issues surrounding this case."--Davison M. Douglas, author of Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954

About the Author

Joyce A. Baugh is professor of political science at Central Michigan University. She is the author of Supreme Court Justices in the Post-Bork Era: Confirmation Politics and Judicial Performance and coauthor of The Real Clarence Thomas: Confirmation Veracity Meets Performance Reality and The Changing Supreme Court: Constitutional Rights and Liberties.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas G. Matowitz Jr. on April 26, 2011
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I had only the most general knowledge of Milliken v. Bradley prior to reading this book. The author does an excellent job of placing this story in a context , and explaining why it was, and remains , significant. The author's writing style has a very desirable quality, namely the ability to present complex issues and cases in a manner that is concise, accurate, and very clear.
The book caused me to stop and think, and reflect about how similar issues played out here in the Cleveland area during the same time frame. I enjoyed the book, and I hope it will reach a wide audience
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