Desegregation and the Rhetorical Fight for African American Citizenship Rights : The Rhetorical/Legal Dynamics of "With All Deliberate Speed" / Sally F. Paulson
- Paulson, Sally F., 1954-
- Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- v, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
- The situation -- The road to "separate but equal" -- The graduate school "equality" cases of the 1930s -- McLaurin v. Oklahoma: "separate cannot be equal" -- Public school desegregation -- Brown II: "with all deliberate speed" -- "White flight".
- "Focusing on the NAACP's twentieth-century attempt to overturn the 'separate but equal' doctrine through school desegregation cases. Desegregation and the Rhetorical Fight for African American Citizenship Rights analyzes the rhetorical/legal dynamics inherent in the struggle to determine African American citizenship rights. This book begins by identifying the fundamental dialectical tension existing within all American citizenship rights between the Declaration of Independence's guarantee of 'ideal equality' for all citizens as opposed to the Constitution's privileging of local, 'practical' decision-making through Article IV Sect. 2, the 'privileges and immunities' clause. It contends that, as a consequence of that dynamic, American citizenship rights are rhetorical concepts produced through arguments grounded in 'all the available means of persuasion, ' including logical, emotional, and ethical appeals. Ultimately, this book demonstrates that the school desegregation issue comes down to a question of credibility/ethics. Recommended for scholars interested in communication, law, history, political science, and cultural studies"--Back cover.
- 1498565263 cloth
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-204) and index.
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