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Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age

Author: Kevin Boyle
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Follows the 1925 murder trial of African-American doctor Ossian Sweet, who was accused of murdering a white person during a mob attack on his home, and includes a history of the Sweet family and a portrait of his attorney, Clarence Darrow.
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
History
Named Person: Ossian Sweet; Clarence Darrow; Clarence Darrow; Ossian Sweet
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Boyle
ISBN: 0805071458 9780805071450 0805079335 9780805079333
OCLC Number: 54913126
Awards: National Book Award for nonfiction, 2004
A 2005 Michigan Notable Books selection
Description: 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: America: 1925 --
Where death waits --
Ain't no slavery no more --
Migration --
Uplift me, pride --
White houses --
The letter of your law --
Freedmen, sons of God, Americans --
The prodigal son --
Prejudice --
Judgment day --
Requiescam.
Responsibility: Kevin Boyle.
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/794119923#Place\/united_states<\/a>> # United States<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United States<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/794119923#Topic\/african_americans_civil_rights_history_20th_century<\/a>> # African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/794119923#Topic\/african_americans_civil_rights_michigan_detroit_history_20th_century<\/a>> # African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan--Detroit--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85001935<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan--Detroit--History--20th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/794119923#Topic\/race_relations<\/a>> # Race relations<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Race relations<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2007100199<\/a>> # African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204155<\/a>> # United States.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United States.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1205010<\/a>> # Michigan--Detroit.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Michigan--Detroit.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/24664122<\/a>> # Clarence Darrow<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1857<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1938<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Darrow<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Clarence<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Clarence Darrow<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/38747663<\/a>> # Ossian Sweet<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1895<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1960<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Sweet<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Ossian<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Ossian Sweet<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/97695185<\/a>> # Kevin Boyle<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1960<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Boyle<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Kevin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Kevin Boyle<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780805079333<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0805079335<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780805079333<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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