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The Resource Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South, Matthew Van Meter

Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South, Matthew Van Meter

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Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South
Title
Deep delta justice
Title remainder
a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Van Meter
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan pulled his car off the road to stop a fight. Duncan was arrested a few minutes later for the crime of putting his hand on the arm of a white child. Rather than accepting his fate, Duncan found Richard Sobol, a brilliant, 29-year-old lawyer from New York who was the only white attorney at "the most radical law firm" in New Orleans. Against them stood one of the most powerful white supremacists in the South, a man called simply "The Judge." In this powerful work of character-driven history, journalist Matthew Van Meter vividly brings alive how a seemingly minor incident brought massive, systemic change to the criminal justice system. Using first-person interviews, in-depth research and a deep knowledge of the law, Van Meter shows how Gary Duncan's insistence on seeking justice empowered generations of defendants-disproportionately poor and black-to demand fair trials. Duncan v. Louisiana changed American law, but first it changed the lives of those who litigated it"--
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Van Meter, Matthew
Dewey number
  • 323.4/09763
  • 345.763/07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African American youth
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Southern States
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
  • Southern States
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Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South, Matthew Van Meter
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index
Contents
Prologue: Down the road -- A dirty storm -- The boss -- What is ours -- Contact -- Going to war -- Determination and unity -- Dire straits -- Cruelty -- Klantown, USA -- The case for the prosecution -- The case for the defense -- Investigation -- Trouble -- No error of law -- The chief engineer -- Bailing out -- Where is your law? -- Absent and unrepresented -- The fruits of benevolence -- Losing everything -- Having a field day -- Flambeaux -- Suppression -- The facts of this case -- If it ain't true, it oughta be -- First and foremost -- Workhorse -- Profound judgment -- Tranquility -- A clean storm -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Control code
on1149488953
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780316435031
Lccn
2020930302
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1149488953
Label
Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South, Matthew Van Meter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-275) and index
Contents
Prologue: Down the road -- A dirty storm -- The boss -- What is ours -- Contact -- Going to war -- Determination and unity -- Dire straits -- Cruelty -- Klantown, USA -- The case for the prosecution -- The case for the defense -- Investigation -- Trouble -- No error of law -- The chief engineer -- Bailing out -- Where is your law? -- Absent and unrepresented -- The fruits of benevolence -- Losing everything -- Having a field day -- Flambeaux -- Suppression -- The facts of this case -- If it ain't true, it oughta be -- First and foremost -- Workhorse -- Profound judgment -- Tranquility -- A clean storm -- Epilogue -- Afterword
Control code
on1149488953
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780316435031
Lccn
2020930302
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1149488953

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