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Father, son, and constitution : how Justice Tom Clark and Attorney General Ramsey Clark shaped American democracy

Author: Alexander Wohl
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dual career biography of Tom and Ramsey Clark and their profound impact on American law and society. For nearly three quarters of a century, they influenced presidents, policies, and legal rulings,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Tom C Clark; Ramsey Clark; Ramsey Clark; Tom C Clark
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Wohl
ISBN: 9780700619160 070061916X
OCLC Number: 821067783
Description: x, 486 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Finding justice --
The Japanese interment --
Friends in high places --
Rising to the top : becoming Attorney General --
Attorney General Clark, President Truman, and the push for civil rights --
Cold war Attorney General --
The Vinson court --
Evolving justice : the Warren Court --
Ramsey's rise --
Ramsey Clark and the civil rights revolution --
Assuming the mantle, fulfilling the dream --
Violence in the nation, justice in the courts --
Attorney General Ramsey Clark --
Civil rights, uncivil disorders --
Next steps and continuing battles --
The Clarks as a reflection of America's conflicting views on law and justice.
Responsibility: Alexander Wohl.

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