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The Resource Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King

Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King

Label
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Title
Devil in the grove
Title remainder
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men
  • In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming with cheap Jim Crow labor. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, vicious Sheriff McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves. Then the Ku Klux Klan rolled into town, burning homes and chasing hundreds of blacks into the swamps. So began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights," into the fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates and Marshall had endured threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader against a heroic backdrop.--From publisher description
Summary
Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2013.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2013.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10027610
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.896/073075922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.G76
LC item number
K56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Label
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Mink slide -- Sugar Hill -- Get to pushin' -- Nigger in a pit -- Trouble fixin' to start -- A little Bolita -- Wipe this place clean -- A Christmas card -- Don't shoot, white man -- Quite a hose wielder -- Bad egg -- Atom smasher -- In any fight some fall -- This is a rape case -- You have pissed in my whiskey -- It's a funny thing -- No man alive or to be born -- All over the place, like rats -- Private parts -- A genius here before us -- The colored way -- A place in the sun -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 434 pages
Isbn
9780061792267
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2011033757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)733223740
Label
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Mink slide -- Sugar Hill -- Get to pushin' -- Nigger in a pit -- Trouble fixin' to start -- A little Bolita -- Wipe this place clean -- A Christmas card -- Don't shoot, white man -- Quite a hose wielder -- Bad egg -- Atom smasher -- In any fight some fall -- This is a rape case -- You have pissed in my whiskey -- It's a funny thing -- No man alive or to be born -- All over the place, like rats -- Private parts -- A genius here before us -- The colored way -- A place in the sun -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 434 pages
Isbn
9780061792267
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2011033757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)733223740

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