The search for justice : lawyers in the civil rights revolution, 1950-1975 / Peter Charles Hoffer.
- Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. , ©2019
viii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
- Civil rights lawyers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Law -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States -- History -- 1945-
Civil rights lawyers.
Segregation in education -- Law and legislation.
- Introduction: Lawyering in the civil rights era
Prologue: the long night of Jim Crow
The road to Sweatt v. Painter
Brown v. Board of Education
Making the case for segregation
They had a dream
Whose victory? Whose defeat?
Legal academics and civil rights lawyering
Conclusion: Politics or law? Legacies of lawyering in the civil rights era.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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