Race Law Stories

Authors: Moran, Rachel F. / Carbado, Devon Wayne
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2008
  • Publication Date: June 4th, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781599410012
  • Subject: Race and the Law
  • Series: Law Stories
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This publication brings to life well-known and not-so-well known legal opinions that address slavery, Native American conquest, Chinese exclusion, Jim Crow, Japanese American internment, immigration, affirmative action, voting rights, and employment discrimination. Each story goes beyond legal opinions to explore the historical context of the cases and the worlds of the ordinary people and larger-than-life personalities who drove the litigation process. The book’s multiracial and interdisciplinary approach makes it useful for courses on race and the law and Critical Race Theory both inside and outside the law school. Each story illuminates the role the law has played in both creating and combating racial inequality.