Color Blind Justice: Albion Tourgi'Ae and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson

Color Blind Justice: Albion Tourgi'Ae and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson

by Mark Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 019537021X

ISBN-13: 9780195370218

Pub. Date: 11/30/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights—Albion Tourgée 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

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Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights—Albion Tourgée 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 Tourgée'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. Tourgée'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, Tourgée'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 Tourgée and the principles to which he dedicated his life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195370218
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Usage
Introduction: Albion Tourge and Color-Blind Citizenship
Part I - The Color-Blind Crusade
1. Judge Tourge and the Radical Civil War
Part II - The Radical Advance
2. The Making of a Radical Individualist in Ohio's Western Reserve
3. Citizen-Soldier: Manhood and the meaning of Liberty
4. A Radical Yankee in the Reconstruction South
5. The Unfinished Revolution
Part III - The Counterrevolution
6. The Politics of Remembering Reconstruction
7. Radical Individualism in the Gilded Age
8. Beginning the Civil Rights Movement
9. The Rejection of Color-Blind Citizenship: Plessy v. Ferguson
10. The Fate of Color-Blind Citizenship
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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