Plessy v Ferguson

A Brief History with Documents
ISBN: 
0312137435
Date published: 
April 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£8.99
Pages: 
208

In 1896 The United States Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Plessy v Ferguson which made possible a legal system of racial segregation in the US which was not overturned until the ruling of Brown v Board of Education in 1954. In this introduction students are given the Court's reasoning, the factors that made such a decision possible, and the effects of the decision. It illuminates also the modern debate over affirmative action.