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Kevin Shay

And Justice For All: The Untold History of Dallas

And Justice For All: The Untold History of Dallas
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Published by CGS Communications
2000
ISBN: 978-0965050579
Dallas remains among the least-studied of American cities, especially by historians. And most accounts read as if they were commissioned by civic boosters. The result has been the myth of Dallas as the city that works for everyone.... In "And Justice For All," Roy H. Williams and Kevin J. Shay pick up where other historians left off. They argue that whites have made local government work for themselves while systematically excluding African-Americans and other minorities. The result, they write, has been a "political system of apartheid." Mr. Williams, one of the plaintiffs in a landmark voting rights lawsuit, and Mr. Shay, a Dallas journalist, back up their argument with facts culled from lawsuits, interviews, city-commissioned studies and articles from white- and black-owned newspapers.... Their account of Mr. Williams' voting rights suit is fascinating and sobering...."And Justice For All" is a good start at providing a history of Dallas for everyone.... It is an important work. -- Craig Flournoy, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, The Dallas Morning News
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Government/Politics , History , Social Sciences
 
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