Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction

Front Cover
Univ of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 590 pages
0 Reviews
Challenging recent trends both in historical scholarship and in Supreme Court decisions on civil rights, J. Morgan Kousser criticizes the Court's "postmodern equal protection" and demonstrates that legislative and judicial history still matter for public
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Institutions and the Struggle for Equality
1
The Voting Rights Act and the Two Reconstructions
12
Real Racial Gerrymandering Lessons from L A
69
Changing the Rules to Preserve White Supremacy in Memphis
138
Controlling the Bloc Vote in Georgia
197
A Century of Electoral Discrimination in North Carolina
243
Traditional Districting Principles Texasstyle
277
Intent and Effect in Law and History
317
Shaw and Postmodern Equal Protection
366
History and Equality
456
Notes
469
Bibliography
517
Index
555
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

J. Morgan Kousser is professor of history and social science at the California Institute of Technology and author of The Shaping of Southern Politics: Suffrage Restriction and the Establishment of the One-Party South, 1880-1910. He has served as an expert witness in nineteen federal voting rights cases.

Bibliographic information