Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903

Lawrence Goldstone

Walker & Company

0802778852

9780802778857

256 Pages

$17.00

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Using court records and accounts of the period, Lawrence Goldstone chronicles how "by the dawn of the 20th century the U.S. had become the nation of Jim Crow laws, quasi-slavery, and precisely the same two-tiered system of justice that had existed in the slave era."

By examining decisions such as Plessy v. Ferguson, as well as other, less renown cases, Goldstone examines the ways in which the Supreme Court turned a blind eye to the obvious reality of racism and instead favored business establishments and status quo

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Lawrence Goldstone is the author of Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution, and The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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  • Lawrence Goldstone

  • Lawrence Goldstone is the author of Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution, and The Activist: John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the Myth of Judicial Review. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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