- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: Vintage (January 12, 1977)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394722558
- ISBN-13: 978-0394722559
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,731,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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*Starred Review* Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Brown decision, this update and expansion of the widely acclaimed original work, published in 1976, goes beyond portrayals of the major players involved in the decision--the NAACP legal team, including Thurgood Marshall and Charles Houston; the defender of states' rights, John Davis; and Chief Justice Earl Warren, who brokered a unanimous decision shortly after joining the Court; and the complainants, who undertook personal risk to challenge the doctrine of separate but equal. In this volume, Kluger also analyzes the nation's progress on race issues in the intervening 28 years since the book was first published. In a new chapter, he looks at the politics and policies of the Nixon and Reagan eras--courting the South through retrenchment on racial integration and frontal attacks on busing--up to the current national obsession with colorblindness that has fostered a hypersegregation that mirrors conditions before the Brown decision. This is a powerful resource for readers interested in reviewing the particulars of Brown and the changes that have occurred since that landmark ruling. Vernon Ford
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"An extraordinary research effort, and a major contribution to our understanding of the Supreme Court. ...Kluger has written three distinct books within one jacket. The first is an account of race relations in America. The second is a detailed study of the complex process -- the litigation strategy -- by which the five consolidated cases that we now know as Brown arose and worked their way up to the Supreme Court. The third is a meticulously researched account of the process within the Supreme Court by which the Brown decision was reached. -- Harvard Law Review
"A thought-provoking work that should become part of the standard literature on race relations."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"The definitive account, to date, of the struggle for black equality in America." -- The Nation
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The topic is an important topic, but that is not what made this book special for me. What made it special is the narrative style employed by Kluger that makes this book read like a novel. It engaged me and pulled me through to see how the story turned out. (Not the Court Case, I knew that result; but what I didn't know was how the case impacted each of the individual actors. It was a life changing event for all of them and Kluger explores this in detail.)
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Pros: Mr. Kluger in heart-breaking detail describes the mistreatment of African Americans from the earliest days of slavery until the...Read more