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Exporting American dreams [electronic resource] : Thurgood Marshall's African journey /
Mary L. Dudziak ; with a new afterword by the author.
edition
Paperback edition.
imprint
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2011.
description
xii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
0691152446 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780691152448 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2011.
isbn
0691152446 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780691152448 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8840437
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mary L. Dudziak is professor of law, history, and political science at the University of Southern California. Her books include Cold War Civil Rights; September 11 in History, and Legal Borderlands.
Reviews
Review Quotes
[A] thought provoking and painstakingly researched journey through a crucial transformational moment in two nations' histories. . . . [W]e are invited to reflect on the potentials and core limits on liberalism, democracy, and law as paths to transformation and justice. -- Julie Novkov, Law and Politics Book Review
[A] work for the ages. Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams creatively juxtaposes the African American struggle for equality in law with the Kenyan struggle for political independence from white British colonial rule. . . . Dudziak casts Marshall as a bridge between two epochal quests for human dignity, drawing painful parallels.
"[A] work for the ages. Dudziaks Exporting American Dreams creatively juxtaposes the African American struggle for equality in law with the Kenyan struggle for political independence from white British colonial rule. . . . Dudziak casts Marshall as a bridge between two epochal quests for human dignity, drawing painful parallels."-- Makau Mutua, Human Rights Quarterly
[A] work for the ages. Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams creatively juxtaposes the African American struggle for equality in law with the Kenyan struggle for political independence from white British colonial rule. . . . Dudziak casts Marshall as a bridge between two epochal quests for human dignity, drawing painful parallels. -- Makau Mutua, Human Rights Quarterly
"[A] thought provoking and painstakingly researched journey through a crucial transformational moment in two nations histories. . . . [W]e are invited to reflect on the potentials and core limits on liberalism, democracy, and law as paths to transformation and justice."-- Julie Novkov, Law and Politics Book Review
[A] thought provoking and painstakingly researched journey through a crucial transformational moment in two nations' histories. . . . [W]e are invited to reflect on the potentials and core limits on liberalism, democracy, and law as paths to transformation and justice.
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Summaries
Back Cover Copy
"By dint of creative and exhaustive research, Mary Dudziak has written an excellent book about a facet of Thurgood Marshalls career that has never before received substantial attention. . . . All students of this great mans life owe a major debt to Professor Dudziaks labors."-- Randall Kennedy, author of Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal
Bowker Data Service Summary
Thurgood Marshall became a living icon of civil rights when he argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court in 1954. This text presents an intimate and dramatic portrait of one of the most important figures in American history.
Back Cover Copy
"By dint of creative and exhaustive research, Mary Dudziak has written an excellent book about a facet of Thurgood Marshall's career that has never before received substantial attention. . . . All students of this great man's life owe a major debt to Professor Dudziak's labors."--Randall Kennedy, author of Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal
Main Description
Mary Dudziak's Exporting American Dreams tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education , Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land--not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of Marshall's civil rights work in the United States, this transnational history sheds light on legal reform and social change in the midst of violent upheavals in Africa and America. While the struggle for rights on both continents played out on a global stage, it was a deeply personal journey for Marshall. Even as his belief in the equalizing power of law was challenged during his career as a Supreme Court justice, and in Kenya the new government sacrificed the rights he cherished, Kenya's founding moment remained for him a time and place when all things had seemed possible.
Table of Contents
Map of Kenyap. ix
List of Illustrationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Marshall and Mboyap. 11
A Tricky Constitutionp. 37
Writing Rightsp. 65
Discriminating Friendsp. 97
Anarchy Is Anarchyp. 131
Epiloguep. 161
Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960p. 173
Notesp. 185
Acknowledgmentsp. 235
Afterword to the Paperback Editionp. 241
Indexp. 247
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