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Author Higginbotham, A. Leon (Aloyisus Leon), 1928-

Title Shades of freedom : racial politics and presumptions of the American legal process / A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  346.73013 HIGG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxii, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Race and the American legal process ; v. 2
Higginbotham, A. Leon (Aloyisus Leon), 1928- Race and the American legal process ; v. 2.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Introduction: From Total Racial Oppression to Shades of Freedom -- 1. My Forty-Year Journey in Formulating the Precepts -- 2. The Precept of Inferiority -- 3. The Ancestry of Inferiority (1619-1662) -- 4. The Ideology of Inferiority (1662-1830) -- 5. The Politics of Inferiority (1830-1865) -- 6. The Constitutional Language of Slavery: From Non-disclosure to Abolition, 1787-1866 -- 7. The Dream of Freedom and Its Demise -- 8. The Supreme Court's Sanction of Racial Hatred: The 1883 Civil Rights Cases -- 9. The Supreme Court's Legitimization of Racism: Plessy v. Ferguson: A Case Wrongly Decided -- 10. Too Inferior To Be Their Neighbor -- 11. Unequal Justice in the State Criminal Justice System -- 12. Limiting the Seeds of Race Hatred: The Charles Evans Hughes Supreme Court Era (1930-1941) -- 13. Voting Rights, Pluralism, and Political Power -- Appendix. The Ten Precepts of American Slavery Jurisprudence -- Articles published by A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Subject African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History.
ISBN 0195038223 (acid-free paper)