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Arc of justice [GRPL Book Club] : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age / Kevin Boyle.

Arc of justice [GRPL Book Club] : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age

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  • ISBN: 9781250010841 (sc) :
  • Physical Description: 415 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Michigan Humanities Council ed. ; 1st Picador ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2011.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
First published in the United States by Henry Holt and Company, 2004.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-395) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note: National Book Award winner.
Subject: Sweet, Ossian, 1895-1960 > Trials, litigation, etc.
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
Trials (Murder) > Michigan > Detroit.
African Americans > Civil rights > Michigan > Detroit > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
Detroit (Mich.) > Race relations.
United States > Race relations.

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