The Commitment Continues

in Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780226500867
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226561127 | DOI:
The Commitment Continues

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This chapter analyzes the activities of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations with regard to the expansion of African American rights. The importance of both domestic and international influences on the civil rights positions of these two administrations, with a special focus on their judicial policies, is evaluated. Due to the importance of the ideological confrontation of the cold war in pressuring these administrations to advocate an end to Plessy, a scholarly debate was organized. Also, the precedent set by the Roosevelt administration affected the participation of the Truman and Eisenhower Justice Departments in NAACP-sponsored school segregation cases before the Supreme Court was considered.

Keywords: Truman administration; Eisenhower administration; African American rights; judicial policies; Roosevelt administration

Chapter.  10919 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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