Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
by Kevin Boyle (9780805079333)

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
 
Kevin Boyle
Release Date: 17 May 2005
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 448
Category: Criminal Law & Procedure
ISBN: 9780805079333
ISBN-10: 0805079335



In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz, speakeasies and assembly lines. Tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and the soon-to-be-legendary violence of a terrible era rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor and grandson of a slave, had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own. Shortly after his arrival a mob gathered outside his house: shots rang out. Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the white men threatening their lives and home. And so it began - a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Historian Kevin Boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly recreates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the American middle class. Ossian Sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured, is an epic tale of one man trapped by his own life and times - and a landmark episode in the history of modern civil rights.

AUD $23.00

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.


View other Kevin Boyle titles like "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age"



Write a customer review of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide