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All for civil rights : African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968

Author: William Lewis Burke
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2017]
Series: Southern legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The history of the black lawyer in South Carolina, ' writes [the author], 'is one of the most significant untold stories of the long and troubled struggle for equal rights in the state.' Beginning in Reconstruction and continuing to the modern civil rights era, 168 black lawyers were admitted to the South Carolina bar. [This book is] devoted to those lawyers' struggles and achievements in the state that had the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
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Biography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lewis Burke
ISBN: 9780820350981 0820350982
OCLC Number: 960031183
Description: x, 346 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The coming of freedom --
Reconstruction and the birth of a new kind of lawyer --
The education of the new lawyers --
Law practice in Reconstruction --
The end of Reconstruction : purge, exodus, and demise --
New lawyers --
Law practice and politics in the Gilded Age --
A last stand --
From the Great Migration to the Great Depression --
All-white juries and the continuing struggle for voting rights --
The 1940s and the civil rights era --
The modern civil rights era --
A new generation --
Appendix A. African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968 --
Appendix B. Alphabetical list --
Appendix C. Read law --
Appendix D. Law school attended --
Appendix E. White lawyers and black lawyers in southern states..
Series Title: Southern legal studies.
Responsibility: W. Lewis Burke.

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The history of the black lawyer in South Carolina, writes W. Lewis Burke, is one of the most significant untold stories of the long and troubled struggle for equal rights in the state. All for Civil  Read more...

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