Non-Fiction Books:

Shades of Freedom

Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process


Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Shades of Freedom by A.Leon Higginbotham
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 23-26 October using standard courier delivery


A. Leon Higginbotham provides an account of the interaction between the law and racial oppression in America from colonial times to the present. The issue of racial inferiority is central to this volume, as Higginbotham documents how early white perceptions of black inferiority slowly became codified into law. In the book, a noted scholar and a celebrated jurist offers a work of scope giving insight which ranges from the earliest colonial times to the present.

Author Biography

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. is Public Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was formerly Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has taught at Yale and at the Harvard, New York University, and University of Pennsylvania Law Schools, and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His landmark volume In the Matter of Color won the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award and the National Bar Association's Literary Award.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
16 pp plates
Oxford University Press
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 642 Banana Points