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Standing against dragons : three southern lawyers in an era of fear

Author: Sarah Hart Brown
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the careers of three exceptional lawyers who championed civil liberties and fought for civil rights in the two decades after World War II. John Coe of Pensacola, Florida, Clifford Durr of Montgomery, Alabama, and Benjamin Smith of New Orleans became southern dissenters, resisting both the excessive zeal of the anti-Communist right and the oppression embodied in southern segregation laws."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Sarah Hart, 1938-
Standing against dragons.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98024110
(OCoLC)39069529
Named Person: John Moreno Coe; Clifford J Durr; Benjamin Eugene Smith; John Moreno Coe; Clifford J Durr; Benjamin Eugene Smith; Clifford J Durr; Benjamin Eugene Smith; John Moreno Coe
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Hart Brown
ISBN: 0585292310 9780585292311 9780807125755 080712575X 9780807140192 0807140198 9780807122075 0807122076
OCLC Number: 45732691
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The problemed peace: civil libertarianism, antilibertarianism, and the cold war doctrine --
On becoming southern liberals: prelude to 1948 --
Crossroads: progressive politics and other pipe dreams, 1948-1950 --
"Comes now Willie McGee": communist causes in southern context, 1950-1954 --
Congressional offensive, 1954: the SCEF investigation and its echoes --
After Brown: congressional anti-communism and southern "sedition," 1954-1961 --
"Radicals" and "Respectables": the cold war against "outside agitators," 1958-1963 --
"They were the real subversives": the Dombrowski case and the Mississippi crusade, 1963-1965 --
Epilogue and conclusion: "the importance of heresy."
Responsibility: Sarah Hart Brown.

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"Examines the careers of three exceptional lawyers who championed civil liberties and fought for civil rights in the two decades after World War II. John Coe of Pensacola, Florida, Clifford Durr of Montgomery, Alabama, and Benjamin Smith of New Orleans became southern dissenters, resisting both the excessive zeal of the anti-Communist right and the oppression embodied in southern segregation laws."--Jacket.

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