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EntitlementThe Paradoxes of Property$
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Joseph William Singer

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780300080193

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300080193.001.0001

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(p.179) Chapter 5 Reparation

Joseph William Singer

Yale University Press

This chapter looks at cases of reparation in terms of property rights. It looks at the Rosewood Massacre, for example, where the houses of African American families were burned down by a mob as a result of Fannie Taylor's false assertion that a black man had raped her. Reparations were given to the families of survivors as payment for the injustices done to them. Such reparations are often seen as an effort to make up for illegal seizures of property. The Indian Claims Commission Act of 1946 is another example of such a case of reparation. In Germany, the Czech Republic, and Hungary also went through a process of restoration of properties to rightful owners, properties that had been confiscated by the Nazis and Communist regimes shortly after World War II. Reparation has within it certain dilemmas. These dilemmas are further explored and discussed in the chapter.

Keywords:   Rosewood Massacre, Fannie Taylor, reparations, illegal seizures of property, Indian Claims Commission Act, restoration of properties

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