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The Resource The butler's child : an autobiography, Lewis M. Steel with Beau Friedlander

The butler's child : an autobiography, Lewis M. Steel with Beau Friedlander

Label
The butler's child : an autobiography
Title
The butler's child
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Lewis M. Steel with Beau Friedlander
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending or hostile courts. In fact, after writing a feature for The New York Times Magazine entitled "Nine Men in Black Who Think White," Lewis was fired from the NAACP and the entire legal staff resigned in support of him. Lewis speaks about his family butler, an African American man named William Rutherford, who helped raise Lewis, and their deep but ultimately troubled relationship, as well as how Robert L. Carter, the NAACP's extraordinary general counsel, became Lewis' mentor, fatherfigure and lifelong close friend.Lewis exposes the conflicts which arose from living and working in two very different worlds - that of the Warner Brothers family and that of a civil rights lawyer. He also explores his more than fifty year marriage and love of Kitty Muldoon, how they raised their three children, as well as their efforts to bridge two very different Jewish and Irish American families.Lewis' work with the NAACP set civil rights law and legal precedents still at work today; The Butler's Child is also an insider's look into some of the most important civil rights cases from the turbulent 1960s to the present day"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
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Steel, Lewis M.
Dewey number
  • 340.092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Friedlander, Beau
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steel, Lewis M
  • Civil rights lawyers
  • Labor lawyers
  • Civil rights movements
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges
  • LAW / Civil Rights
Label
The butler's child : an autobiography, Lewis M. Steel with Beau Friedlander
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0017581129
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9781250073006
Lccn
2015051267
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The butler's child : an autobiography, Lewis M. Steel with Beau Friedlander
Publication
Control code
BK0017581129
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 312 p.
Isbn
9781250073006
Lccn
2015051267
Other physical details
ill.

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