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Author Dudziak, Mary L
Title Exporting American Dreams : Thurgood Marshall's African Journey
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2008
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Map of Kenya -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction -- 1 Marshall and Mboya -- 2 A Tricky Constitution -- 3 Writing Rights -- 4 Discriminating Friends -- 5 Anarchy Is Anarchy -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960 -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
In Exporting American Dreams, Mary Dudziak recounts with poignancy and power the untold story of Thurgood Marshall's journey to Africa. His experience in Keyna was emotional as well as intellectual, and during it he developed ties of friendship with, among others, Tom Mboya and Jomo Kenyatta. Marshall served as advisor to the Kenyans, who needed to demonstrate to both Great Britain and to the world that they would treat minority races (whites and Asians) fairly once Africans took power. He crafted a bill of rights, aiding constitutional negotiations that enabled peaceful regime change, rather than violent resistance. Kenya's first attempt at democracy faltered, but Marshall's African journey remained a cherished memory of a time and a place when all things seemed possible
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Dudziak, Mary L. Exporting American Dreams : Thurgood Marshall's African Journey Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2008 9780195329018
Subject Marshall, Thurgood, -- 1908-1993.;Civil rights -- Kenya -- History -- Sources.;Constitutional history -- Kenya -- Sources.;Judges -- United States -- Biography.;Kenya -- Politics and government -- To 1963
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