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Author Friedman, Joel William, 1951-
Title Champion of civil rights : Judge John Minor Wisdom / Joel William Friedman
Imprint Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KF373.W516 F75 2009    AVAILABLE    30660020103698
Descript xii, 401 p. ; 24 cm
Series Southern biography series
Southern biography series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
A privileged son of the South -- From birth to Bonnie to the branch, 1905-1946 -- At the bar, 1948-1953 -- Battling the bosses : creating a two-party system in Louisiana -- The 1952 convention : victories for Eisenhower and a two-party system in Louisiana -- Assuming the bench : nomination and confirmation -- The Fifth Circuit's emerging intellectual leader, 1957-1966 -- Showdown in Mississippi : standing up for James Meredith and to Ross Barnett -- The first step in desegregating the South : enforcing Brown's mandate in Louisiana -- Implementing Brown throughout the nation -- Internal discord threatens the court -- Honoring the promise of the Fifteenth Amendment : the voting rights cases -- A vigilant steward of fairness -- The civil rights struggles of the 1970s and 1980s : equal opportunity in employment -- The unsuccessful campaign to save the Fifth Circuit -- Honoring the legacy
Subject Wisdom, John Minor, 1905-1999
Judges -- United States -- Biography
United States. Circuit Court (5th Circuit)
Civil rights -- United States -- History
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