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David Garrow's Review of Mack's "Representing the Race" in the Washington Post

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September 10, 2012

Professor David Garrow's review of Kenneth W. Mack's "Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer" appeared in the Washington Post.  Mack's book moves beyond previous work on the subject, most of which centered on a few heroic figures like Thurgood Marshall, and takes a larger view -- a "collective biography" of the black lawyers who worked to end segregation in the U.S. from the early 1900s through the 1950s.  Professor Garrow says that the book “examines the pre-Brown world of black lawyers with a perceptive, critical thoughtfulness that sets Mack’s work above all previous treatments."

Read the full review here.

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