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Champion of civil rights : Judge John Minor Wisdom

Author: Joel Wm Friedman
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Southern biography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Minor Wisdom; John Minor Wisdom; John Minor Wisdom
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Wm Friedman
ISBN: 9780807133842 0807133841
OCLC Number: 221151602
Description: xii, 401 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A privileged son of the South --
From birth to Bonnie to the branch, 1905-1946 --
At the bar, 1948-1953 --
Battling the bosses : creating a two-party system in Louisiana --
The 1952 convention : victories for Eisenhower and a two-party system in Louisiana --
Assuming the bench : nomination and confirmation --
The Fifth Circuit's emerging intellectual leader, 1957-1966 --
Showdown in Mississippi : standing up for James Meredith and to Ross Barnett --
The first step in desegregating the South : enforcing Brown's mandate in Louisiana --
Implementing Brown throughout the nation --
Internal discord threatens the court --
Honoring the promise of the Fifteenth Amendment : the voting rights cases --
A vigilant steward of fairness --
The civil rights struggles of the 1970s and 1980s : equal opportunity in employment --
The unsuccessful campaign to save the Fifth Circuit --
Honoring the legacy.
Series Title: Southern biography series.
Responsibility: Joel William Friedman.
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