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Contempt of Court : The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism
by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips


Overview - In 1906, Ed Johnson, an innocent black man, was found guilty of the brutal rape of a white woman in Chattanooga and was sentenced to die. Two black lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the stay was granted. Frenzied locals responded by lynching Johnson, and what ensued was a breathtaking whirlwind of groundbreaking legal action.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In 1906, Ed Johnson, an innocent black man, was found guilty of the brutal rape of a white woman in Chattanooga and was sentenced to die. Two black lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the stay was granted. Frenzied locals responded by lynching Johnson, and what ensued was a breathtaking whirlwind of groundbreaking legal action. Illustrations.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385720823
  • ISBN-10: 0385720823
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: February 2001
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 5.02 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


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