Color Blind Justice : Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson: Albion Tourg?e and the Quest for Raci by Mark Elliott

Color Blind Justice : Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy…

byMark Elliott

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Civil War officer Reconstruction "carpetbagger" best-selling novelist and relentless champion of equal rights--Albion Tourgee battled his entire life for racial justice. Now in this engaging biography Mark Elliott offers an insightful portrait of a fearless lawyer jurist and writer who fought for equality long after most Americans had abandoned the ideals of Reconstruction. Elliott provides a fascinating account of Tourgee's life from his childhood in the Western Reserve region of Ohio (then a hotbed of abolitionism) to his years as a North Carolina judge during Reconstruction to his memorable role as lead plaintiff's counsel in the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson. Tourgee's brief coined the phrase that justice should be "color-blind" and his career was one long campaign to make good on that belief. A redoubtable lawyer and an accomplished jurist Tourgee's writings represent a mountain of dissent against the prevailing tide of racial oppression. A poignant and inspiring study in courage and conviction Color-Blind Justice offers us an unforgettable portrayal of Albion Tourgee and the principles to which he dedicated his life.
Title:Color Blind Justice : Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 9, 2006Publisher:Oxford University Press, USALanguage:English

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