Race, law & history: the Supreme Court from “Dred Scott” to “Grutter v. Bollinger”

@article{Pollak2005RaceL,
  title={Race, law \& history: the Supreme Court from “Dred Scott” to “Grutter v. Bollinger”},
  author={Louis H. Pollak},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2005},
  volume={134},
  pages={29-41}
}
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