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The Resource Unpunished murder : the Colfax massacre and the Supreme Court, by Lawrence Goldstone

Unpunished murder : the Colfax massacre and the Supreme Court, by Lawrence Goldstone

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Unpunished murder : the Colfax massacre and the Supreme Court
Title
Unpunished murder
Title remainder
the Colfax massacre and the Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Goldstone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"--
Summary
Describes the 1873 Easter Sunday massacre of unarmed African Americans in Louisiana and the subsequent court case that ushered in the age of Jim Crow in the United States.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2018.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10686675
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
976.3/67
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 12-18
  • 1260L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
F379.C59
LC item number
G65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Constitutional law
  • Massacres
  • African Americans
  • Constitutional law
  • Massacres
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice
Label
Unpunished murder : the Colfax massacre and the Supreme Court, by Lawrence Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new government : Alexander Hamilton and "Brutus" -- The Supreme Court is born : John Marshall -- Less than human : Roger Taney and Dred Scott -- Remaking America : Andrew Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens -- Some odd arithmetic : who won the war? -- Two amendments and a dream of equality : John Bingham -- The Klan : Nathan Bedford Forrest and Mary Polk Branch -- Reconstruction in black and white : Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frank Alexander Montgomery -- An island for Freedmen : Colfax -- Fraud runs wild : Samuel McEnery and William Kellogg -- Reconstruction ascendant : Blanche K. Bruce -- Massacre : James Hadnot -- The wheels of justice : J.R. Beckwith -- Civil rights on trial -- Is justice language or an idea? : Joseph P. Bradley -- The most important judge in the nation : Morrison Waite -- Civil rights : Charles Sumner -- One hundred years of freedom : Philadelphia and the White League -- The end of the line -- President by one vote : the Fifteenth Man
Control code
1963123
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781338239454
Lccn
2017055119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781338239454
  • (OCoLC)1042077189
Label
Unpunished murder : the Colfax massacre and the Supreme Court, by Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new government : Alexander Hamilton and "Brutus" -- The Supreme Court is born : John Marshall -- Less than human : Roger Taney and Dred Scott -- Remaking America : Andrew Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens -- Some odd arithmetic : who won the war? -- Two amendments and a dream of equality : John Bingham -- The Klan : Nathan Bedford Forrest and Mary Polk Branch -- Reconstruction in black and white : Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frank Alexander Montgomery -- An island for Freedmen : Colfax -- Fraud runs wild : Samuel McEnery and William Kellogg -- Reconstruction ascendant : Blanche K. Bruce -- Massacre : James Hadnot -- The wheels of justice : J.R. Beckwith -- Civil rights on trial -- Is justice language or an idea? : Joseph P. Bradley -- The most important judge in the nation : Morrison Waite -- Civil rights : Charles Sumner -- One hundred years of freedom : Philadelphia and the White League -- The end of the line -- President by one vote : the Fifteenth Man
Control code
1963123
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781338239454
Lccn
2017055119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781338239454
  • (OCoLC)1042077189

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