Book Review: Law and Local Knowledge in the History of the Civil Rights Movement - Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Oxford University Press, 2011
Kenneth W. Mack
Harvard Law School
February 1, 2012
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 125, No. 4, p. 1018, 2012
Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-27
Book Review Essay focusing on Tomiko Brown Nagin's Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and The Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2012), which assesses recent political science-oriented scholarship that argues that Brown v. Board of Education had little effect on the civil rights movement and was counterproductive in the short term. The review argues that this scholarship is ahistorical and that Courage to Dissent serves as a useful corrective.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: civil rights. civil rights movement, legal history, political scienceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 5, 2012 ; Last revised: October 20, 2012
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