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Contempt of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism

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In this profound and fascinating book, the authors revisit an overlooked Supreme Court decision that changed forever how justice is carried out in the United States.

In 1906, Ed Johnson was the innocnet black man found guilty of the brutal rape of Nevada Taylor, a white woman, and sentenced to die in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Two black lawyers, not even part of the original defense, appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the stay, incredibly, was granted. Frenzied with rage at the deision, locals responded by lynching Johnson, and what ensued was a breathtaking whirlwind of groundbreaking legal action whose import, Thurgood Marshall would claim, "has never been fully explained." Provocative, thorough, and gripping, Contempt of Court is a long-overdue look at events that clearly depict the peculiar and tenuous relationship between justice and the law.

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ISBN:
9780385720823
Author:
Curriden, Mark
Author:
Phillips, Leroy, Jr.
Author:
Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips, Jr.
Author:
Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips, Jr.
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
Contempt of court
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Contempt of court -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Lynching -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga -- History.
Subject:
General Law
Subject:
Law : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-92-8
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES BLACK and WHITE PHOTOS
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.94x5.02x.90 in. .92 lbs.

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