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Paperback $27.95

Apr 13, 2004 | 880 Pages

Ebook $19.99

Aug 24, 2011 | 880 Pages

  • Paperback $27.95

    Apr 13, 2004 | 880 Pages

  • Ebook $19.99

    Aug 24, 2011 | 880 Pages

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WINNER 1977

Sidney Hillman Prize WINNER 1976

National Book Critics Circle Awards FINALIST 1976


“One of the most important books published in our American times. . . . A major accomplishment.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“Extraordinary. . . . An outstanding piece of legal and social history.” —Washington Post

“A thought-provoking work that should become part of the standard literature on race relations.” —New York Times Book Review

“The definitive account, to date, of the struggle for black equality in America. . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —The Nation

“This huge, fascinating book . . . classic in its clarity and dimensions . . . should become part of our nation’s scriptures.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“An extraordinary research effort, and a major contribution to our understanding of the Supreme Court.” —Harvard Law Review

“A brilliant and powerful book.”–Bob Herbert, The New York Times

“A gripping story . . . epic history.” –Los Angeles Times

“A remarkable act of scholarship. . . . A book about values. . . . Its reader should be prepared to be moved.” –The Atlantic Monthly

“A noble study, written in the grand manner.” –Geoffrey Wolff, Newsday

“A remarkable book, moving and intellectually rich, mixing scholarship and humanity as it explores the modern Supreme Court’s most important decision.” –Anthony Lewis

“A masterful storyteller. . . . Kluger finds heroes all along the way. . . . Embellished with captivating anecdotes . . . [and] engrossing character vignettes.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“An exciting story of an American happening as important as the Revolution itself. . . . Superb narrative history.” –Kansas City Star

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