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Unlikely heroes

Author: Jack Bass
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bass's unlikely heroes are the federal judges -- primarily those on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals -- who vigorously and skillfully implemented Brown v. Board of Education in six southern states. The rich profiles show the character of the men who gave up prosperous lives, popularity, and friends to see that the constitutional rights of all citizens were protected.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bass, Jack.
Unlikely heroes.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1990
(OCoLC)742610451
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Bass
ISBN: 0817304916 9780817304911
OCLC Number: 20930261
Notes: Reprint, with new pref. Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1981.
Description: 352 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jack Bass.

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An account of how a handful of courageous federal judges used the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to complete the long-neglected task of Reconstruction.  Read more...

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"Jack Bass has written an important book, . . . The best history of the civil rights movement I've read."--Joe Cumming Jr., The Atlanta Constitution "I think there has been no more heroic episode in Read more...

 
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