The New York Law Institute’s eBook collection contains over 75,000 titles on a wide range of subjects. As February marks Black History Month, we highlight a few of the many relevant materials from our eBook collection.

The African-American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present

This work of fifteen top scholars brings together urban history; contemporary social, cultural, and policy research; and comparative perspectives on race, ethnicity, and nationality within and across national boundaries.

Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History

Author Paul D. Moreno offers a bold reinterpretation of the role of race and racial discrimination in the American labor movement, applying insights of the law and economics movement.

Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy

Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes readers through the dramatic case and its fifty-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African-Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits (at great personal cost); to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shepherded a fractured Court to a unanimous decision.

In the Black: A History of African Americans on Wall Street

A successful finance professional in his own right with close ties to leading figures in both the black financial and civil rights communities, Bell tells the fascinating history of the African-American experience on Wall Street.

Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

This concise biography, accompanied by primary sources that present Marshall in his own words, shows what Marshall did (and did not do) during his life, why those actions were important, and what effects his efforts had on the larger course of American history. Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Federal Judge (1961-1965), and Solicitor General of the United States (1965-1966).