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Race, Law, and American Society

1607-Present, 2nd Edition

By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Routledge – 2013 – 438 pages

Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

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Description

This second edition of Gloria Browne-Marshall’s seminal work , tracing the history of racial discrimination in American law from colonial times to the present, is now available with major revisions. Throughout, she advocates for freedom and equality at the center, moving from their struggle for physical freedom in the slavery era to more recent battles for equal rights and economic equality. From the colonial period to the present, this book examines education, property ownership, voting rights, criminal justice, and the military as well as internationalism and civil liberties by analyzing the key court cases that established America’s racial system and demonstrating the impact of these court cases on American society. This edition also includes more on Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos. Race, Law, and American Society is highly accessible and thorough in its depiction of the role race has played, with the sanction of the U.S. Supreme Court, in shaping virtually every major American social institution.

Contents

1. Overview of Race and the Law in America 2. Race and the Struggle for Education in American Schools 3. Race, Crime, and Injustice 4. Civil Liberties and Racial Justice 5. Voting Rights and Restrictions 6. Property Rights and Ownership7. Race and the Military 8. Race and Internationalism

Author Bio

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a writer, speaker, and Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY). As a Civil Rights attorney, she litigated cases for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and Southern Poverty Law Center. She taught in the Africana program at Vassar College. Gloria Browne-Marshall is Founder/Director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a journalist who covers the U.S. Supreme Court, a playwright, and author of several books on justice under law.

Name: Race, Law, and American Society: 1607-Present, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall. This second edition of Gloria Browne-Marshall’s seminal work , tracing the history of racial discrimination in American law from colonial times to the present, is now available with major revisions. Throughout, she advocates for freedom and...
Categories: Sociology & Social Policy, U.S. Law, Racism