This edition also includes more on Asians, Native Americans, and Latinos. Race, Law, and American Society is highly accessible and thorough in its depiction of the role race has played, with the sanction of the U.S. Supreme Court, in shaping virtually every major American social institution.
Gloria Browne-Marshall’s The Voting Rights War speaks to the frontline contribution of America’s oldest civil rights organization—the NAACP. Her book tells the story from historic grandfather clauses to contemporary voter suppression. The Voting Rights War is a crucial reminder of battles won and lost, and of the many NAACP members who paid the ultimate price for every citizens’ right to vote. It is an important story told by a gifted writer.
--Jerome L. Reide, NAACP Regional Field Director (This text refers to the paperback edition.)