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The Resource All for civil rights : African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968, W. Lewis Burke

All for civil rights : African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968, W. Lewis Burke

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All for civil rights : African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968
Title
All for civil rights
Title remainder
African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968
Statement of responsibility
W. Lewis Burke
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'The history of the black lawyer in South Carolina, ' writes [the author], 'is one of the most significant untold stories of the long and troubled struggle for equal rights in the state.' Beginning in Reconstruction and continuing to the modern civil rights era, 168 black lawyers were admitted to the South Carolina bar. [This book is] devoted to those lawyers{u2019} struggles and achievements in the state that had the largest black population in the country, by percentage, until 1930{u2015}and that was a majority black state through 1920. Examining court processes, trials, and life stories of the lawyers, [the author] offers an...analysis of black lawyers{u2019} engagement with the legal system. Some of that study is set in the courts and legislative halls, for the South Carolina bar once had the highest percentage of black lawyers of any southern state, and South Carolina was one of only two states to ever have a black majority legislature. However, Burke also tells who these lawyers were (some were former slaves, while others had backgrounds in the church, the military, or journalism); where they came from (nonnatives came from as close as Georgia and as far away as Barbados); and how they were educated, largely through apprenticeship. [The author] argues...that from the earliest days after the Civil War to the heyday of the modern civil rights movement, the story of the black lawyer in South Carolina is the story of the civil rights lawyer in the Deep South. Although All for Civil Rights focuses specifically on South Carolinians, its argument about the legal shift in black personhood from the slave era to the 1960s resonates throughout the South."--
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Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
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Burke, William Lewis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern legal studies
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  • African American lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • South Carolina
Label
All for civil rights : African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968, W. Lewis Burke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 346 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820350998
Lccn
2016051437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960031183
Label
All for civil rights : African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968, W. Lewis Burke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 346 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820350998
Lccn
2016051437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960031183

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