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Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry received bachelor's and master's degrees at Howard University, a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Dr. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Washington, D.C.

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My Face Is Black Is True
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27705-3 (0-307-27705-4)

Acclaimed historian Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, demanded reparations for ex-slaves. A widowed Nashville washerwoman and mother of five, House (1861-1928) went on to fight for African American pensions based on those offered to Union soldiers, brilliantly targeting...

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The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2000
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70746-9 (0-375-70746-8)

"Sweeping and important... Provides a fascinating vision of justice and history." --The Washington Post Book World

From the head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission comes a landmark study of the ways in which prejudice has shaped American justice from the Civil War era to the present. With an ear tuned to... Read more






Black Resistance/White Law
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | February 1995
$18.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-023298-1 (0-14-023298-2)

How the government has used the Constitution to deny black Americans their legal rights

From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown to the Howard Beach Incident of 1986, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black... Read more






The Politics of Parenthood
Written by Mary Frances Berry
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1994
$18.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-023360-5 (0-14-023360-1)

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