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dc.contributor.authorMack, Kenneth W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-04T18:22:33Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationKenneth W. Mack, Law and Mass Politics in the Making of the Civil Rights Lawyer, 1931-1941, 93 J. Am. Hist. 37 (2006).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1945-2314 0021-8723en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9687857
dc.description.abstractWhat was the role of law and lawyers in the civil rights movement? Recent work has emphasized a tension between the legal strategies of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a commitment to mass movement politics and economic populism. This article takes up that question by examining the everyday lives and litigation performances of depression-era black lawyers affiliated with the NAACP, arguing that the scholarly debate should be reframed through attention to the role of courtroom performances as crucial sites where race and professional identity was made and remade for civil rights lawyers such as Charles Houston, Raymond Pace Alexander, William Hastie, and Thurgood Marshall. Responding to the critics on their left, the lawyers fashioned a new professional identity that melded the NAACP's traditional approaches and concerns with a commitment to mass democratic politics.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOrganization of American Historians -- Oxford Journalsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.jah.oxfordjournal.org/content/93/1/37.full.pdfen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1140962en_US
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dc.titleLaw and Mass Politics in the Making of the Civil Rights Lawyer, 1931-1941en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of American Historyen_US
dash.depositing.authorMack, Kenneth W.
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dash.contributor.affiliatedMack, Kenneth


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