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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

Paperback Published: 22nd July 2010
ISBN: 9780813126159
Number Of Pages: 292

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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 and examines some of the most controversial issues of southern history, including white supremacy and race relations, the teaching of evolution in public schools, and Prohibition. Finally, the book explores the various ways in which law and society interacted in the South during the civil rights era. The voices of racial minorities-some urging integration, others opposing it-grew more audible within the legal system during this time. Law and Society in the South divulges the true nature of the 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): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.44