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Alfred L. Brophy

Researcher at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publications -  65
Citations -  330

Alfred L. Brophy is an academic researcher from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The author has contributed to research in topics: Legal history & Supreme court. The author has an hindex of 9, co-authored 65 publications receiving 320 citations. Previous affiliations of Alfred L. Brophy include Oklahoma City University & Villanova University.

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Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation

TL;DR: The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was the country's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century as mentioned in this paper, leaving perhaps 150 dead, 30 city blocks burned to the ground, and more than a thousand families homeless.

Reparations: Pro and Con

TL;DR: Reparations Pro and Con as mentioned in this paper considers the debate over reparations from the 1700s to the present, examining the arguments on both sides of the current debate and concludes with a frank and sober look at the case for reparations and where, if anywhere, the movement is going.
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Applied Legal History: Demystifying the Doctrine of Odious Debts

TL;DR: The notion of odious debt has been widely used in academic, activist, and policy-making circles in recent years as mentioned in this paper, where it has been used to justify nonpayment of sovereign debts when three conditions are met: (1) the debts were incurred by a despotic ruler (without the consent of the populace); (2) the funds were used in ways that did not benefit the populace; and (3) the creditors were aware of the likely illegality of the loans.
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Some Conceptual and Legal Problems in Reparations for Slavery

TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss why reparations talk has become popular and the conceptual problems associated with claims for reparations for slavery: whether courts are the appropriate place to look and whether American law is even equipped to deal with such claims.