What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said: The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Landmark Civil Rights Decision

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Brown v. Board of Education:
A Selected Bibliography

Brown v. Board of Education is one of the most written about opinions in American history. A comprehensive bibliography would take many pages. Instead, I offer a list of works consulted in preparing this book, plus a basic list of works (1) on Brown itself, (2) on the civil rights movement, (3) on race relations, (4) on educational policy, (5) on theories of constitutional equality, and (6) on constitutional interpretation generally.

Ackerman, Bruce A. “Beyond Carolene Products.” 98 Harv. L. Rev. 713 (1985).

_______, 1 and 2 We the People: Transformations. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991, 1998.

Amar, Akhil Reed. The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Armor, David J. Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Balkin, J. M. “The Constitution of Status.” 107 Yale L.J. 2313 (1997).

Ball, Howard. A Defiant Life: Thurgood Marshall and the Persistence of Racism in America. New York: Crown Publishers, 1998.

Bell, Derrick A. And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

_______. “Brown v. Board of Education and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma,” 93 Harv. L. Rev. 518 (1980).

_______. Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

_______. Race, Racism, and American Law. 4th ed. Boston: Little Brown, 2000.

_______. “Serving Two Masters: Integration Ideals and Client Interests in School Desegregation Litigation.” 85 Yale L.J. 470 (1976).

Berger, Raoul. Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977.

Bickel, Alexander M. The Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962.

_______. “The Original Understanding and the Segregation Decision,” 69 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (1955).

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