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Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Mary L. Dudziak


This book tells the little-known story of Thurgood Marshall's work with Kenyan leaders as they fought with the British for independence in the early 1960s. Not long after he led the legal team in Brown v. Board of Education, Marshall aided Kenya's constitutional negotiations, as adversaries battled over rights and land—not with weapons, but with legal arguments. Set in the context of Marshall's civil rights work in the United States, this transnational history sheds light on legal reform and social change in the midst of violent upheavals in Africa and America. While the struggle for rights on ... More

Keywords: Thurgood Marshall, independence, Kenyan leaders, British, civil rights, legal reform, social change, Africa, America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691152448
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691152448.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary L. Dudziak, author
University of Southern California