Monday, March 26, 2018

Schmidt on “Litigating across the Color Line”

Over at JOTWELL, Christopher W. Schmidt (Chicago-Kent Law) reviews Litigating across the Color Line: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights (2017), by recent LHB guest blogger Melissa Milewski (University of Sussex).  Here's a taste:
One of the key contributions Melissa Milewski makes in her important new book, Litigating Across the Color Line, is a novel and rather surprising answer to a central question for historians of race and the law: why, in the period between Reconstruction and the modern civil rights era, did African Americans maintain such faith in the courts?
Read on here.