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Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice, Lawrence Goldstone

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Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice
Title
Unpunished murder
Title remainder
massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"--
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LBSOR/DLC
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1947-
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Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
976.3/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
12-18
LC call number
F379.C59
LC item number
G65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Racism in criminology
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Constitutional law
  • Massacres
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice, Lawrence Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new government : Alexander Hamilton and "Brutus" -- The Supreme Court is born : John Marshall -- Less than human : Roger Taney and Dred Scott -- Remaking America : Andrew Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens -- Some odd arithmetic : who won the war? -- Two amendments and a dream of equality : John Bingham -- The Klan : Nathan Bedford Forrest and Mary Polk Branch -- Reconstruction in black and white : Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frank Alexander Montgomery -- An island for Freedmen : Colfax -- Fraud runs wild : Samuel McEnery and William Kellogg -- Reconstruction ascendant : Blanche K. Bruce -- Massacre : James Hadnot -- The wheels of justice : J.R. Beckwith -- Civil rights on trial -- Is justice language or an idea? : Joseph P. Bradley -- The most important judge in the nation : Morrison Waite -- Civil rights : Charles Sumner -- One hundred years of freedom : Philadelphia and the White League -- The end of the line -- President by one vote : the Fifteenth Man
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781338239454
Lccn
2017055119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1042077189
Label
Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new government : Alexander Hamilton and "Brutus" -- The Supreme Court is born : John Marshall -- Less than human : Roger Taney and Dred Scott -- Remaking America : Andrew Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens -- Some odd arithmetic : who won the war? -- Two amendments and a dream of equality : John Bingham -- The Klan : Nathan Bedford Forrest and Mary Polk Branch -- Reconstruction in black and white : Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frank Alexander Montgomery -- An island for Freedmen : Colfax -- Fraud runs wild : Samuel McEnery and William Kellogg -- Reconstruction ascendant : Blanche K. Bruce -- Massacre : James Hadnot -- The wheels of justice : J.R. Beckwith -- Civil rights on trial -- Is justice language or an idea? : Joseph P. Bradley -- The most important judge in the nation : Morrison Waite -- Civil rights : Charles Sumner -- One hundred years of freedom : Philadelphia and the White League -- The end of the line -- President by one vote : the Fifteenth Man
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781338239454
Lccn
2017055119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1042077189

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