Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.9 pounds

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About the Author
Kate Masur is professor of history at Northwestern University. A finalist for the Lincoln Prize, she is author and editor of acclaimed books on the Civil War and Reconstruction. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
A magnificent contribution to the history of antiracism in America.--Randall Kennedy, author of For Discrimination
[A] tour de force of scholarship and lucid analysis.--James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
[I]lluminating history...This engrossing study goes beyond sectionalist accounts of the South's peculiar institution to show how racism and civil rights activism have shaped every corner of America.--Publishers Weekly
Kate Masur's masterpiece is an extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the central role of African Americans in conceiving American democracy.--Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of Race for Profit
In this brilliant book, Kate Masur widens and deepens our understanding of the long struggle against racism throughout the United States.--Alan Taylor, author of Thomas Jefferson's Education
Kate Masur's sobering and inspiring history of the 'first civil rights movement' could not be more timely.--Steven Hahn, author of A Nation Under Our Feet
In our current moment, as we imagine paths forward for American democracy, Kate Masur's revelatory book is essential reading.--Daniel J. Sharfstein, author of Thunder in the Mountains
A fine history of the first phase of the nation's most enduring moral reform effort.--Kirkus Reviews
Until Justice Be Done tells the origin story of one of the most important and often-misunderstood ideas in American law and politics: racial equality before the law. It is a brilliant book.--Dylan C. Penningroth, author of The Claims of Kinfolk