Maintaining the easily readable style and tightly organized format of the first edition, Race Law, Second Edition, provides an in-depth examination of the issue of race in the American Legal process from the formation of the United States Constitution in 1787 to the present. In this book, Higginbotham combines a unique blend of moderately edited original source materials and scholarly analysis including historical background information, legislation, state and federal court decisions, commentary, biographical information, and questions. Fully revised and updated, the second edition offers important new material on race classification, critical race theory, hate speech, language, and affirmative action. Higginbotham also explores the values of the individuals in power and probes how these values affected their choice of options.Race Law is divided into six parts: Analysis and Framework; Slavery; Reconstruction, Citizenship, and Sovereignty; Segregation; Attempted Eradication of Inequality; and Recent Controversies. While the material is presented primarily in chronological order, a few cases are strategically placed for pedagogical reasons consistent with the book's focus on values. Designed for those with limited exposure to the history of American race relations law, Race Law provides a unique introductory learning opportunity for law students, graduate students, and upper-division college students.F. Michael Higginbotham is the author of 'Race Law: Cases, Commentary, And Questions (Carolina Academic Press Law Casebook Series)', published 2005 under ISBN 9781594601033 and ISBN 1594601038.