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The Resource Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle

Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle

Label
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age
Title
Arc of justice
Title remainder
a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself--resulting in the death of a white man and a murder trial for Sweet. There followed one of the most important (and shockingly unknown) cases in Civil Rights history. Also caught up in the intense courtroom drama were legal giant Clarence Darrow and the newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2004
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158759
Cataloging source
TET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyle, Kevin
Dewey number
345.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.S8
LC item number
B69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sweet, Ossian
  • Darrow, Clarence
  • Trials (Murder)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age
Label
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Owl book."
  • "National book award winner"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-395) and index
Contents
Prologue: America: 1925 -- Where death waits -- Ain't no slavery no more -- Migration -- Uplift me, pride -- White houses -- The letter of your law -- Freedmen, sons of God, Americans -- The prodigal son -- Prejudice -- Judgment day -- Requiescam
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
415 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805079333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805079333
  • (OCoLC)59819742
Label
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle
Publication
Note
  • "Owl book."
  • "National book award winner"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-395) and index
Contents
Prologue: America: 1925 -- Where death waits -- Ain't no slavery no more -- Migration -- Uplift me, pride -- White houses -- The letter of your law -- Freedmen, sons of God, Americans -- The prodigal son -- Prejudice -- Judgment day -- Requiescam
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
415 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805079333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805079333
  • (OCoLC)59819742

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