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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
Title
Inherently unequal
Title remainder
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 pointedly acknowledeges, in the next 20 years despite "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 constituional minutiae, and demonstrating the fallacy and hypocrisy of a strict interpretation of the Constitution. He reveals clear evidence that the great black migrations north were less about seeking opportunity than about escaping tyranny
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DLC
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1947-
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Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
342.7308/73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4757
LC item number
.G655 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • African American
  • Race discrimination
Label
Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903, Lawrence Goldstone
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Construction and reconstruction : two great experiments -- Beyond party or politics : the capitalists ascend -- Another reconstruction : the Lincoln Court -- Siege : Congress counterattacks -- Bad science and big money -- Corporate presidency : Ulysses Grant and the court -- Equality frays : Cruikshank and Reese -- 1876 : Justice Bradley disposes -- A jury of one's peers : Strauder and Rives -- Deconstruction : the civil rights cases -- Floodgates : the rebirth of white rule -- Blurring the boundaries : the expansion of due process -- Confluence : Plessy v. Ferguson -- One man, no vote : Williams v. Mississippi -- Mr. Justice Holmes concurs -- Movement
Control code
1271065
Dimensions
  • 242 p.
  • 24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Isbn
9780802717924
Lccn
2010015538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
8 p. of plates
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1271065
  • (Sirsi) 1271065
  • (OCoLC)608035427
Label
Inherently unequal : the betrayal of equal rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903, Lawrence Goldstone
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Construction and reconstruction : two great experiments -- Beyond party or politics : the capitalists ascend -- Another reconstruction : the Lincoln Court -- Siege : Congress counterattacks -- Bad science and big money -- Corporate presidency : Ulysses Grant and the court -- Equality frays : Cruikshank and Reese -- 1876 : Justice Bradley disposes -- A jury of one's peers : Strauder and Rives -- Deconstruction : the civil rights cases -- Floodgates : the rebirth of white rule -- Blurring the boundaries : the expansion of due process -- Confluence : Plessy v. Ferguson -- One man, no vote : Williams v. Mississippi -- Mr. Justice Holmes concurs -- Movement
Control code
1271065
Dimensions
  • 242 p.
  • 24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Isbn
9780802717924
Lccn
2010015538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
8 p. of plates
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1271065
  • (Sirsi) 1271065
  • (OCoLC)608035427

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