Faculty Book: Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present
(Routledge, 2007)

Gloria Browne-Marshall traces the history of racial discrimination in American law from colonial times to the present, analyzing the key court cases that established America’s racial system and showing their impact on American society. Throughout, she places advocates for freedom and equality at the center, moving from their struggle for physical freedom in the slavery era to more recent battles for equal rights and economic equality; she examines education, property ownership, voting rights, criminal justice, and the military, as well as internationalism and civil liberties. The book is highly accessible and thorough in its depiction of the role race has played, with the sanction of the U.S. Supreme Court, in shaping virtually every major American social institution. Foreword by Derrick Bell. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is an assistant professor of criminal justice at John Jay College and The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: MAR 22, 2007

Category: Criminal Justice | Faculty Books