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

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

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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
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes. And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Historian Kevin Boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class. Ossian Sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times. Arc of Justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction
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
Awards note
National book award winner.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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TEFOD
Dewey number
345.73/02523/0977434
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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adult
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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, (overdrive ebook)
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Copyright
Note
  • "A Holt paperback."
  • "National book award winner"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-395) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
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ocn867140204
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unknown
Edition
First Holt paperbacks edition.
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781429900164
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
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EB00094591
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867140204
Label
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Holt paperback."
  • "National book award winner"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-395) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn867140204
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Holt paperbacks edition.
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429900164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 457ff861-e6c8-47ba-9f5a-a08fadfdf0fa
  • 80d4b6a5-09f6-4826-bd06-4197c6638eb1
Publisher number
EB00094591
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867140204

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