People's Lawyers: Crusaders for Justice in American History

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M.E. Sharpe, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 520 pages
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Throughout America's history, lawyers with a crusading zeal have, through their moral stance, intellectual integrity, and sheer brilliance, made use of the law to fight social injustice. In short biographical chapters, the authors tell the stories of ten of these lawyers. Some are well known: Thurgood Marshall; William Kunstler; Louis Brandeis; Morris Dees; Clarence Darrow; and Ralph Nader. Others are not so well known, but deserve to be. All are fascinating and influential attorneys who rose to the top of their profession, and this examination of their lives and careers illuminates key issues in American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An annotated bibliography, a chronology of the person's life and work, and helpful tables of cases detailing their most prominent cases accompany each chapter.
 

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Professors Klebanow and Jonas (Long Island Univ.) have taken ten notable civil rights lawyers and written a lively, balanced account of their lives. Starting with the first female attorney to argue ... Read full review

Contents

Chronology
53
Selected Cases
91
Annotated Bibliography
101
Chronology
107
Selected Cases
134
Annotated Bibliography
151
Chronology
157
Selected Cases
190
Chronology
305
Selected Cases
331
Annotated Bibliography
344
Chronology
351
Selected Cases
394
Annotated Bibliography
405
Chronology
413
Selected Cases
450

Annotated Bibliography
199
Chronology
205
Selected Cases
232
Annotated Bibliography
242
Chronology
249
Selected Cases
278
Annotated Bibliography
296
Annotated Bibliography
458
Chronology
465
Selected Cases
488
Annotated Bibliography
500
About the Authors
521
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Franklin L. Jonas teaches at the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University.

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