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Law and Society in the South : A History of North Carolina Court Cases - John Wertheimer

Law and Society in the South

A History of North Carolina Court Cases


Published: 22nd July 2010
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Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s. Each case offers a vivid portrait of the laws, litigants, lawyers, judges, and affected communities, providing a better understanding of not only the Tar Heel State but also the South as a whole.This book examines some of the most controversial issues of southern history, including white supremacy and racial topics, the teaching of evolution in public schools, the role of religion in society, and Prohibition. Law and Society in the South divulges the true nature of North Carolina courts: as the unpredictable venues of intense battles between southerners as they endured dramatic changes in their governing values.

"Winner of the 2010 Willie Parker Peace Book Award." --

Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 6
Drawing Lines: From Old South To Jim Crowp. 20
"White Husbands, White Wives, 'Mulatto' Babies: Divorce and Democratization in the Age of Jackson,"p. 21
"Pinkney and Sarah Ross: The Legal Journey of an Ex-Slave and His White Wife on the Carolina Borderlands during Reconstruction,"p. 43
"State v. William Darnell: De Jure Housing Segregation in Progressive Era Winston-Salem,"p. 70
Tradition And Modernity: Cultural Conflict Between The World Wardsp. 101
"Pentuff v. Park: Evolution and Defamation in 1920s North Carolina,"p. 102
"'Escape of the Match-Strikers': The Samarcand Arson Case of 1931,"p. 143
"Padlocking Greenwich Village: Urbanization, Women, and Public Nuisance Law in Depression-Era North Carolina,"p. 171
Civil Rightsp. 202
"'Mr. Civil Rights': James R. Walker, Jr., Grassroots Litigation, and the Fight against North Carolina's Literacy Test, 1956-1961,"p. 203
"State v. Chavis (1980): Native Americans and School Desegregation in Robeson County, North Carolina,"p. 264
Conclusionp. 304
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ISBN: 9780813126159
ISBN-10: 0813126150
Series: New Directions in Southern History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 22nd July 2010
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.44