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Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown

Kevin J. McMahon
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0226500861 (cloth : alk. paper), 0226500888 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction : the day they drove old Dixie down
  • The incongruities of reform : rights-centered liberalism and legal realism in the early New Deal years
  • FDR's constitutional vision and the defeat of the court-packing plan : the modern presidency and the enemies of institutional reform
  • "Approving legislation for the people, preserving liberties--almost rewriting laws" : the politics of creating the Roosevelt court
  • A constitutional purge : Southern democracy, lynch law, and the Roosevelt Justice Department
  • The commitment continues : Truman, Eisenhower, and the civil rights decisions
  • Conclusion : the road the court trod.
Description
x, 298 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-285) and index.
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