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Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2004.
Series: Landmark law cases & American society.
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Few episodes in the modern civil rights movement were more galvanizing or more memorialized than the brutal murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney--idealists eager to protect and promote the rights of black Americans, even in the deep and very dangerous South. In films like Mississippi Burning and popular folk songs, these young men have been venerated as martyrs. Even so, the landmark legal  Read more...
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Named Person: Andrew Goodman; James Earl Chaney; Michael Henry Schwerner; Andrew Goodman; James Earl Chaney; Michael Henry Schwerner; Michael Henry Schwerner; Andrew Goodman; James E Chaney
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Ball
ISBN: 0700613153 9780700613151 0700613161 9780700613168
OCLC Number: 53360518
Description: xv, 171 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Driving on Highway 19 to Philadelphia, Mississippi --
Genesis : Mississippi and the struggle for racial equality --
COFO's "Mississippi Freedom Summer" project : the battle line is drawn --
Informants and indictments --
U.S. v. Price in the U.S. Supreme Court --
The trial in Federal District Court --
Is there justice in Mississippi?
Series Title: Landmark law cases & American society.
Responsibility: Howard Ball.
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Few episodes in the modern civil rights movement were more galvanizing or more memorialized than the brutal murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney in the deep South. Here,  Read more...

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"A superb account of man's inhumanity to man, Ball's work has the insider's touch and makes gripping reading throughout."

 
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