Research request re: equality, etc.
isomin at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Jan 18 16:32:11 PST 2002
Hugh Davis Graham, The Civil Rights Era (1990) is a useful source on this,
at least respecting the attitudes of federal policy makers and political
From: Scott Idleman <idleman at EXECPC.COM>
To: CONLAWPROF at listserv.ucla.edu <CONLAWPROF at listserv.ucla.edu>
Date: Friday, January 18, 2002 4:28 PM
Subject: Research request re: equality, etc.
>I have a research-related request that is connected to constitutional
>law, though (with advance apologies to Eugene) only moderately so. But
>it concerns a topic on which many of you have a great deal of
>expertise. Accordingly, here's my question:
>Does anyone know of either a book or an article that provides a
>reasonably balanced and concise account of the evolution of thinking on
>civil equality in America through the 20th century, including the extent
>to which changes in the conceptualization of race, discrimination,
>equality, culture, and so forth have affected the objectives and
>strategies of the various civil rights movements?
>In particular, I'm interested in an intellectual-legal history of these
>topics, one that (roughly speaking) tracks the conceptual shift in focus
>from de jure/manifest vestigial forms of discrimination to issues of
>structure, identity, and social-cultural construction -- and, in turn,
>how this shift has affected on-the-ground legal and non-legal efforts to
>change the nation's social, legal, economic, and educational
>Specific references would be much appreciated, off-line if you'd prefer.
>As always, thank you in advance.
>Marquette University Law School
>scott.idleman at marquette.edu
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