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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
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the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey D. Gonda
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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. -- Book jacket
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DLC
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Gonda, Jeffrey D
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
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  • Shelley, J. D.
  • Kraemer, Louis
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Real covenants
  • African Americans
  • Kraemer, Louis
  • Shelley, J. D
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Real covenants
  • Trials
  • United States
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Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement, Jeffrey D. Gonda
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9781469625454
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015010508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906234529
Label
Unjust deeds : the restrictive covenant cases and the making of the civil rights movement, Jeffrey D. Gonda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9781469625454
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015010508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906234529

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