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The Resource Black resistance, white law : a history of constitutional racism in America, Mary Frances Berry

Black resistance, white law : a history of constitutional racism in America, Mary Frances Berry

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Black resistance, white law : a history of constitutional racism in America
Title
Black resistance, white law
Title remainder
a history of constitutional racism in America
Statement of responsibility
Mary Frances Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Unavailable for a decade, now completely updated to the 1990s, this landmark book is a powerful indictment of federal use of the Constitution to maintain a racist status quo. Constitutional scholar Mary Frances Berry analyzes the reasons why millions of African Americans whose lives have improved enormously, both socially and economically, are still at risk of police abuse and largely unprotected from bias crimes. From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown
  • In 1619 through the founding of the nation, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the Reagan-Bush years and the Howard Beach, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King incidents, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black rebels and using "constitutional" military force against them. Whether by action or inaction, the national government has used the Constitution to deny blacks their effective legal rights
  • The recent upsurge in racial intimidation and violence makes this completely revised and expanded edition of Black Resistance/White Law essential reading
  • in 1619 through the founding of the nation, from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the Reagan-Bush years and the Howard Beach, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King incidents, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black rebels and using "constitutional" military force against them. Whether by action or inaction, the national government has used the Constitution to deny blacks their effective legal rights
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Mary Frances
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.B45 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Black resistance, white law : a history of constitutional racism in America, Mary Frances Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) 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
1. Foundations of Repression -- 2. The Law of Black Suppression -- 3. Defiant Slaves and Defiant States -- 4. The Seminole War as a Black Freedom Movement: Phase One -- 5. The Seminole War as a Black Freedom Movement: Phase Two -- 6. Abolition and the Abrogation of Civil Liberties -- 7. Controlling Blacks During the Civil War -- 8. The Bottom Remains on the Bottom -- 9. Changing Modes of Oppression: 1877-1900 -- 10. Riots, Lynchings, and Federal Quiescence -- 11. Moving Off Dead Center -- 12. The Illusion of a New Era -- 13. Toward Federal Protection -- 14. The States Act Despite Themselves -- 15. Riots, Rebellion, and Repression -- 16. Protests and Renewed Violence -- 17. More Rebellion and Repression -- 18. Still the "Disquieting" Presence -- Appendix: Excerpts from the United States Code
Control code
28376953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780713991024
Lccn
93009089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Black resistance, white law : a history of constitutional racism in America, Mary Frances Berry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) 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
1. Foundations of Repression -- 2. The Law of Black Suppression -- 3. Defiant Slaves and Defiant States -- 4. The Seminole War as a Black Freedom Movement: Phase One -- 5. The Seminole War as a Black Freedom Movement: Phase Two -- 6. Abolition and the Abrogation of Civil Liberties -- 7. Controlling Blacks During the Civil War -- 8. The Bottom Remains on the Bottom -- 9. Changing Modes of Oppression: 1877-1900 -- 10. Riots, Lynchings, and Federal Quiescence -- 11. Moving Off Dead Center -- 12. The Illusion of a New Era -- 13. Toward Federal Protection -- 14. The States Act Despite Themselves -- 15. Riots, Rebellion, and Repression -- 16. Protests and Renewed Violence -- 17. More Rebellion and Repression -- 18. Still the "Disquieting" Presence -- Appendix: Excerpts from the United States Code
Control code
28376953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780713991024
Lccn
93009089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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