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.
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: