Reparations: Pro and Con

Paperback | April 23, 2008

byAlfred L. Brophy

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Today, the debate over reparations--whether African-Americans should be compensated for decades of racial subjugation--stands as the most racially divisive issue in American politics. In this short, definitive work, Alfred L. Brophy, an expert on racial violence, regards the debate overreparations from the 1700s to the present, examining the arguments on both sides of the current debate. Taking us inside litigation and legislatures past and present, examining failed and successful lawsuits, and reparations actions by legislatures, newspapers, schools, and businesses, includingapologies and truth commissions, this book offers a valuable historical and legal perspective for reparations advocates and critics alike.

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Today, the debate over reparations--whether African-Americans should be compensated for decades of racial subjugation--stands as the most racially divisive issue in American politics. In this short, definitive work, Alfred L. Brophy, an expert on racial violence, regards the debate overreparations from the 1700s to the present, examini...

Alfred L. Brophy is Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation and Book Reviews Editor of Law and History Review. He contributed to the report to the Tulsa Race Riot Commission, a body created by the Oklahoma Legislatur...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 2 inPublished:April 23, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195304071

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IntroductionPart I. Understanding Reparations: Reparations Definitions,Goals, History, and Theory1. Reparations Definitions2. Black (and Other) ReparationsPart II. Reparations Ascendant: The Recent Renascence ofReparations Debate and Refined Reparations Theory3. The Modern Black Reparations Movement: Why Now, Why,and What?4. Against ReparationsPart III. Implementing Reparations: Reparations Practice5. Evaluating Reparations Lawsuits6. Legislative ReparationsPart IV. Possibilities for the Future7. Reparations Future, Realistic Reparations, andModels of ReparationsAppendices and Documents Related to ReparationsNotes

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"Reparations is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the ins and outs of the debate about 'building something better for the future by correcting for past injustice.'"--Harvard Law Review