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Reviews of Brown v. Board of Education: A Documentary History

“A tremendously interesting and highly readable documentary history. This work will serve as a seminal source for those interested in the development, strategies, documents, and inner Court workings that resulted in the landmark Brown decision. At the same time, it will serve for the novice as a comprehensive guide to the judicial process much as Anthony Lewis’ Gideon’s Trumpet (1964) served for another generation. Whitman’s analysis and commentary are first-rate and make this book an important one in the field of civil rights and the judicial process.”

“This impressive work, in the same league as Richard Kluger’s Simple Justice, not only emphasizes the decision itself but wisely focuses on the internal working of the High Court and the all-important, often controversial nature of constitutional interpretation. This fine analysis is recommended for all libraries.”
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