ISBN13:978-0674014718 ISBN10: 0674014715 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0674014701 ISBN10: 0674014707
Edition/Copyright: 91 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Harvard University Press Published: 03/28/1992 International: No
"One of the most invitingly personal, even vulnerable, books I've read...Williams has a knack for keeping you just a bit off balance...Her readings invigorate familiar controversies: If you thought there was nothing new to be said about Howard Beach or Eleanor Bumpurs, Tawana Brawley or Baby M., read Williams on them. But some of the most magical turns of argument flow from far less public events...The law needs a brain...and, even more, a heart and some courage. Certificates won't help. This book just might."
--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Nation
"Williams is an original and imaginative mind, an unstultified, insubordinate thinker who jumps off cliffs and lands on her feet, who flies close to the sun and never melts her wings. She accomplishes the near impossible: simultaneous depth of engagement in law and world. The alchemical forge she theorizes between race and rights parallels her own method: `the making of something out of nothing.' See what she makes out of sausage, polar bears, Beethoven. See if you can ever shop at Benetton's again."
--Catharine A. MacKinnon, University of Michigan Law School
"Williams melds sophisticated legal scholarship, memoir and allegory into a rich melange that will change perceptions about the substance and spirit of black women...At a time when the nation is wrestling with political correctness or wrongness...Williams' candor about the law and her life is refreshing...The Alchemy of Race and Rights brings jurisprudence to the people while leaving no doubt that the author is among the finest legal talents among us."
--Evelyn C. White, San Francisco Chronicle
"This is a work where style and substance are deeply connected...Writers of feminist jurisprudence first pushed the door open wide some fifteen years ago, and many scholars of color have walked through. Williams' work is among the best, and the most respected, in this tradition...There is passion in these essays, and there is rage, clarity, confusion, intelligence and tenderness. This is more than the alchemy of race and rights. This is the magic and complexity of life."
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Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. 1991 Trade Paperback 6th Printing Very Good 6" x 9" Williams melds sophisticated legal scholarship, memoir and allegory into a rich melange that will change percepti...show moreons about the substance and spirit of black women. At a time when the nations is wrestling with political correctdness or wrongness, Williams' candor about the law and her life is refresing. Brings jurisprudence to the peole while leaving no doubt that the author is among the finest legal talents among us. Contents in Four Parts: Excluding Voices, Trial by Text, Ladder to the Light, and the Incorruptible Simplicity of Being. ...show less
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Trade paperback. Near fine. A blend of legal scholarship, memoir and allegory by a black woman who was a student at Harvard Law School, and is a professor of law-includes discussion of homelessness,...show more slavery, constitutional rights and more, all imbued with passion and caring rather than dry legalities. Notes, index. 263 pp. ...show less
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