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Litigating across the color line : civil cases between black and white southerners from the end of slavery to civil rights

Author: Melissa Milewski
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a largely previously untold story, from 1865 to 1950, black litigants throughout the South took on white southerners in civil suits. Drawing on almost a thousand cases, Milewski shows how African  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Milewski, Melissa Lambert, author.
Litigating across the color line.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Online-Ausgabe, UPDF
Erscheint auch als:
Milewski, Melissa Lambert, author.
Litigating across the color line.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Online-Ausgabe, EPUB
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Milewski
ISBN: 9780190249182 0190249188
OCLC Number: 1038737393
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-334) and index.
Description: ix, 345 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction ProloguePart 1: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners, 1861-1899 Chapter 1 A Revolution in the CourtsChapter 2 How to Litigate a Case Against a White Southerner Chapter 3 Challenging Whites' Bequests Chapter 4 The Law of Contracts and Property Part 2: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners, 1900-1950 Chapter 5 The New South and the Law Chapter 6 Confronting Fraud Through the CourtsChapter 7 The Law of Bodily Injury Chapter 8 Fighting for Rights in the Courts EpilogueAppendix A: Notes on Methodology, Sources, and FindingsAppendix B: TablesNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Melissa Milewski.

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