The lost promise of civil rights is original provocative and persuasive by uncovering the forgotten history of the naacps labor litigation risa goluboff opens up new ways of thinking about the tangled connections between racial and economic justice. To ask other readers questions about the lost promise of civil rights please sign up be the first to ask a question about the lost promise of civil rights a fascinating look at a brief historical moment when the modern civil liberties civil rights regime might have taken a dramatically different . By uncovering the challenges workers and their lawyers launched against jim crow in the 1940s when civil rights were legally conceptually and constitutionally up for grabs goluboff shows how brown only partially fulfilled the lost promise of civil rights. Risa l goluboff challenges the traditional narrative of civil rights history in her well researched legal argument the lost promise of civil rights goluboff contends that the 1954 brown v board of education decision became the dominant historical narrative and the reigning legal canon despite crucial legal activity in the 1930s and . By uncovering the lost challenges workers and their lawyers launched against jim crow in the 1940s goluboff shows how brown only partially fulfilled the promise of civil rights preview this book what people are saying write a review
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