Table of Contents

The Voting Rights Act and the two Reconstructions.
Real racial gerrymandering : lessons from L.A..
Changing the rules to preserve white supremacy in Memphis.
Controlling the "bloc vote" in Georgia.
A century of electoral discrimination in North Carolina.
Traditional districting principles, Texas-style.
Intent and effect in law and history.
Shaw and postmodern equal protection.
History and equality. This book compares the failed First Reconstruction (after the Civil War) to the relatively successful Second Reconstruction, which encompasses the Civil Rights movement after World War II.