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Standing against dragons : three southern lawyers in an era of fear

Author: Sarah Hart Brown
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Louisiana pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Standing Against Dragons examines the careers of three exceptional lawyers who championed civil liberties and fought for civil rights in the two decades after World War II. John Coe of Pensacola, Florida, Clifford Durr of Montgomery, Alabama, and Benjamin Smith of New Orleans became southern dissenters, resisting both the excessive zeal of the anti-Communist right and southern segregation laws. Coe, Durr, and Smith  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Sarah Hart, 1938-
Standing against dragons.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)44049172
Named Person: John Moreno Coe; Clifford J Durr; Benjamin Eugene Smith; John Moreno Coe; Clifford J Durr; Benjamin Eugene Smith; Clifford J Durr; Benjamin Eugene Smith; John Moreno Coe
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Hart Brown
ISBN: 9780807140192 0807140198
OCLC Number: 701103962
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The problemed peace : civil libertarianism, antilibertarianism, and cold war doctrine --
On becoming southern liberals : prelude to 1948 --
Crossroads : progressive politics and other pipe dreams, 1948-1950 --
"Comes now Willie McGee" : communist causes in southern context, 1950-1954 --
Congressional offensive, 1954 : the SCEF investigation and its echoes --
After Brown : congressional anti-communism and southern "sedition," 1954-1961 --
"Radicals" and "Respectables" : the cold war against "outside agitators," 1958-1963 --
"They were the real subversives" : the Dombrowski case and the Mississippi crusade, 1963-1965 --
Epilogue and conclusion : "the importance of heresy."
Responsibility: Sarah Hart Brown.

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An examination of the careers of three lawyers who championed civil liberties and fought for civil rights in the two decades following World War II. John Coe, Clifford Durr and Benjamin Smith became  Read more...

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