A Different Shade of Justice
Asian American Civil Rights in the South
By Stephanie Hinnershitz
296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 halftones, 1 map, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3369-5
Published: October 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3370-1
Published: August 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6150-6
Published: August 2020
Justice, Power, and Politics
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Awards & distinctions
2017 Silver Award, Journalism and Investigative Reporting, Nautilus Book Awards
From the formation of Chinese and Japanese communities in the early twentieth century through Indian hotel owners’ battles against business discrimination in the 1980s and ’90s, Stephanie Hinnershitz shows how Asian Americans organized carefully constructed legal battles that often traveled to the state and federal supreme courts. Drawing from legislative and legal records as well as oral histories, memoirs, and newspapers, Hinnershitz describes a movement that ran alongside and at times intersected with the African American fight for justice, and she restores Asian Americans to the fraught legacy of civil rights in the South.
About the Author
Stephanie Hinnershitz is assistant professor of history at Cleveland State University.
For more information about Stephanie Hinnershitz, visit the Author Page.