[ix], 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781596916067 hardback alkaline paper 1596916060 hardback alkaline paper
"The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered the milestone victory of the civil rights movement, but it was only the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign, brilliantly and relentlessly waged. 'Root and Branch' is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led that fight, from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court"--Cover, p. 2.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Southern justice on trial Ambitious, successful, hopeful dreams No tea for the feeble The social engineers South journey children The law offices of Thurgood Marshall, Esq. Murray v. Maryland Don't shout too soon Special counsel and assistant counsel On the cusp in Missouri An outside man Hope looms Marshall at the helm Greenwich railroad bones War at home and abroad Supreme broken covenant Peace of mind Root and branch.
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New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury Press,