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
24 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2012 Last revised: 20 Oct 2012
Date Written: February 1, 2012
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.
Keywords: civil rights. civil rights movement, legal history, political science
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