Kenneth W. Mack

Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law

Representative Publications


Mack, Kenneth W. Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer (Harvard University Press 2012).
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The New Black: What Has Changed--and What Has Not--with Race in America ( Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel Charles eds., The New Press forthcoming 2012).
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Shorter Works in Collection
Mack, Kenneth W. "Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander" in Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary 1976-2000 (Harvard University Press, forthcoming).

Articles in a Periodical
Mack, Kenneth W. "The Roots of Clarence Thomas' Black Burden," The Root, April 6, 2012.
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Mack, Kenneth W. "Law and Local Knowledge in the History of the Civil Rights Movement," 125 Harvard Law Review 1018 (2012) (reviewing Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Oxford University Press, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (2011)).
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Mack, Kenneth W. "Bringing the Law Back into the History of the Civil Rights Movement: Legal History Dialogue with Nancy MacLean," 27 Law and History Review 657 (2009).
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Mack, Kenneth W. "The Role of Law in the Making of Racial Identity: The Case of Harrisburg's W. Justin Carter," 18 Widener Law Journal 1 (2008).
Mack, Kenneth W. "Law and Mass Politics in the Making of the Civil Rights Lawyer, 1931-1941," 93 Journal of American History 37 (2006).
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Mack, Kenneth W. "Rethinking Civil Rights Lawyering and Politics in the Era Before Brown," 115 Yale Law Journal 256 (2005).
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Mack, Kenneth W. "The Myth of Brown?" The Pocket Part: A Companion to the Yale Law Journal, November, 2005.
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Mack, Kenneth W. "The Obama Phenomenon: How Past and Present Resonate," Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, August, 2004, at 99.
Mack, Kenneth W. "A Social History of Everyday Practice: Sadie T. M. Alexander and the Incorporation of Black Women into the American Legal Profession, 1925-60," 87 Cornell Law Review 1405 (2002).
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(reprinted in Susan D. Carle, ed., Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice: A Critical Reader, New York University Press, 2005; and reprinted in Adrien Katherine Wing, ed., Critical Race Feminism: A Reader, 2d ed., New York University Press, 2003)
Mack, Kenneth W. "Law, Society, Identity and the Making of the Jim Crow South: Travel and Segregation on Tennessee Railroads, 1875-1905," 24 Law and Social Inquiry 377 (1999).
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(reprinted in Race, Law and Society (Ashgate 2007))
Mack, Kenneth W. "Legality of Divestment Statutes," 103 Harvard Law Review 817 (1990).

Articles in a Newspaper
Mack, Kenneth W. "Progressive are Disenchanted with Obama-Abolitionists were Disenchanted with Lincoln," History News Network, July 10, 2011, Op-Ed.
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Mack, Kenneth W. "Rethinking the Rand Paul Controversy," History News Network, May 31, 2010.
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Mack, Kenneth W. "A Measure of History," Boston Globe, March 25, 2010, Op-Ed.
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Mack, Kenneth W. "Even at Harvard, Obama Had a Knack for Bonding with Diverse People," Harrisburg Patriot News, February 17, 2008.
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Mack, Kenneth W. "Which Side is Brown vs. Board On?: Its Legal History Can't Provide Absolutes in the Search for Racial Justice," Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2007.
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(Reprinted as "The Court, Race and Brown: Precedents to Suit Each Side: Famous Figures in Civil Rights History Speak in Two Voices," Baltimore Sun, July 8, 2007)

Representative Publications