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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.

Books

  1. Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement. (Kimberle Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller & Kendall Thomas, eds. 1995) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  2. Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic, Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (2001) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  3. Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic, eds. 1999) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  4. Eugene Genovese, Roll Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1988) (suggested by Stuart Buck).
  5. Jack Greenberg, Brown v. Board of Education: Witness to a Landmark Decision (2004) (suggested by Stuart Buck).Randall Kennedy, Race, Crime, and the Law (1998) (suggested by Stuart Buck). 
  6. Gerald Horne, Fire This Time: The Watts Uprisings and the 1960s (1997 ed.) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  7. Michael J. Klarman, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (2006) (suggested by Stuart Buck).
  8. Richard Kluger, Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality (2004) (suggested by Stuart Buck).
  9.  Any of several books by Leon Litwack (suggested by Stuart Buck).
  10. Manning Marable, Black American Politics: From the Washington Marches to Jesse Jackson (1985) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  11. Manning Marable, Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction in Black America, 1945-1990 (1991) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  12. Aldon D. Morris, The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change (1984) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  13. Orlando Patterson, The Ordeal of Integration: Progress and Resentment in America's "Racial" Crisis (1997) (suggested by Patrick O'Donnell).
  14. Charles M. Payne,  I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (1996) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  15. Gerald N. Rosenberg, The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? (1993) (suggested by Stuart Buck).
  16. Raphael J. Sonenshein,  Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles (1993) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).
  17. Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (Adrien Katherine Wing, ed. 2001) (suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell). 
  18. Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, The Victims of Democracy: Malcolm X and the Black Revolution (1989) (speaking more to the contemporary political dimensions inextricably tied up with with the law; suggested by Patrick S. O'Donnell).