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The Resource Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement, Jeffrey D. Gonda

Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement, Jeffrey D. Gonda

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Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement
Title
Unjust deeds
Title remainder
the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey D. Gonda
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1945, six African American families from St. Louis, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., began a desperate fight to keep their homes. Each of them had purchased a property that prohibited the occupancy of African Americans and other minority groups through the use of legal instruments called racial restrictive covenants—one of the most pervasive tools of residential segregation in the aftermath of World War II. Over the next three years, local activists and lawyers at the NAACP fought through the nation's courts to end the enforcement of these discriminatory contracts. Unjust Deeds explores the origins and complex legacies of their dramatic campaign, culminating in a landmark Supreme Court victory in Shelley v. Kraemer (1948). Restoring this story to its proper place in the history of the black freedom struggle, Jeffrey D. Gonda's groundbreaking study provides a critical vantage point to the simultaneously personal, local, and national dimensions of legal activism in the twentieth century and offers a new understanding of the evolving legal fight against Jim Crow in neighborhoods and courtrooms across America
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Gonda, Jeffrey D.,
Dewey number
344.73/0636351
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shelley, J. D.
  • Kraemer, Louis
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Real covenants
  • African Americans
Label
Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement, Jeffrey D. Gonda
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Covenants: race and housing in the 1940s -- Courtrooms : local lawyers and legal activism -- The NAACP : national leadership and housing desegregation -- To Washington : the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court -- Failures and foundations: the covenant cases and postwar black freedom struggles
Control code
ocn921988660
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469625478
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988660
Label
Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement, Jeffrey D. Gonda
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Covenants: race and housing in the 1940s -- Courtrooms : local lawyers and legal activism -- The NAACP : national leadership and housing desegregation -- To Washington : the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court -- Failures and foundations: the covenant cases and postwar black freedom struggles
Control code
ocn921988660
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469625478
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988660

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