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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 Lambert Milewski
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
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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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Trials, litigation, etc
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Milewski, Melissa Lambert.
Litigating across the color line.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017023644
(OCoLC)988749617
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Lambert Milewski
ISBN: 9780190249199 0190249196 9780190249205 019024920X
OCLC Number: 988749764
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A revolution in the courts --
How to litigate a case against a white southerner --
Challenging whites' bequests --
The law of contracts and property --
The New South and the law --
Confronting fraud through the courts --
The law of bodily injury --
Fighting for rights in the courts.
Responsibility: Melissa Milewski.

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