Web Exclusive: Professor Brooks’ work on race, inequality, and contracts

Fall 2013

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)

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