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Reading Thurgood Marshall as a Liberal Democratic Theorist: Race, School Finance, and the Courts

Anna Marie Smith

in Education, Justice, and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines several court decisions pertaining to distributive justice and the school system in order to present a fuller portrait of the “Milliken” and “Marshallian” theories of democracy. ... More


In the Mississippi Valley (1863)

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

By some fateful fortuitous circumstance, the first fighting of Negro troops in the Mississippi Valley during the War of the Rebellion was as severe and fruitless as that of their brethren and ... More


The Cloud of Witnesses

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

Testimony to the martial valor of the Negro soldiers during the War of the Rebellion comes from both friends and foes. The Negro troops exhibited the highest qualities of soldiership at Port Hudson ... More


Introduction: Metropolitan School Desegregation, Past and Present

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The introduction provides an overview of key legal cases and historical concepts related to metropolitan school desegregation. It also presents the rationale behind contemporary regionalism and ... More


Why Boundary Lines Matter So Much—and What We Have Done about Them

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter carefully describes how school district boundaries help structure segregation in our highly urbanized country. Drawing upon evidence from education, sociology, political science and law, ... More


The Forming of Black Regiments and Success in Battle

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. The Proclamation gave official federal authorization to use black troops as part of the Union’s war strategy. Thereby, northern blacks ... More


Blockade and Siege: Milliken’s Bend and Simmesport

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Grant and Porter were now focused on capturing Vicksburg. Although supported by naval gunfire, the assault was repulsed, so Grant decided to lay siege to the rebel stronghold. On May 27 the ... More


Cannot You Do Something to Operate Against Them on Your Side of the River!: Milliken’s Bend and the Campaign for Vicksburg, Spring 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant’s campaign against Vicksburg presenting an increasing threat to that vital river fortress, Confederate authorities in Richmond called for Confederate forces in the ... More


“Two Cities—One White, the Other Black”

Peter Irons

in White Men's Law: The Roots of Systemic Racism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190914943
eISBN:
9780197582923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914943.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at Black struggles for equal rights during the 1960s and 1970s, first assessing the impact of the Vietnam War on Blacks, with Muhammad Ali drawing the link between the war and the ... More


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