Read the full story: Deep Divisions
Brook's latest book, Saving the Neighborhood, is briskly written, with a cast of characters that includes jurists and activists, NAACP litigators and racially steering realtors, idealists, hustlers, the developer of Levittown, and playwright Lorraine Hansberry's father. It analyzes how racially restrictive covenants emerged as a lawful way to prohibit African-Americans ( as well as Jewish people and other minorities) from moving into white neighborhoods after the supreme Court outlawed racial zoning in the 1917 case of Buchanan v. Warley.
Read excerpts here:
Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms (with Carol M. Rose)
Explore other select works from Professor Brooks:
- “On and Off Contract Remedies Inducing Cooperative Investments," (with Alexander Stremitzer) American Law & Economic Review, vol. 14(2), 488, 2012.
- Covenants without Courts: Enforcing Residential Segregation with Legally Unenforceable Agreements," American Economic Review, vol. 101(3), 360, 2011.
- "Credit Past Due" (2006). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1700.
- "Incorporating Race" (2006). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1699.
- “The Efficient Performance Hypothesis," Yale Law Journal, vol. 116(3), 568, 2006.
- “Beyond Ex Post Expediency: An Ex Ante View of Rescission and Restitution," (with Alexander Stremitzer) Washington and Lee Law Review, vol. 68(3), 1171, 2011.