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The Resource Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights, Howard Ball

Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights, Howard Ball

Label
Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights
Title
Murder in Mississippi
Title remainder
United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Howard Ball
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few episodes in the modern civil rights movement were more galvanizing or more memorialized than the brutal murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney--idealists eager to protect and promote the rights of black Americans, even in the deep and very dangerous South. In films like Mississippi Burning and popular folk songs, these young men have been venerated as martyrs. Even so, the landmark legal dimensions of their murder case have until now remained largely lost. Howard Ball reminds us just how problematic the prosecution of the murderers--all members of the KKK--actually was. When the State of Mississippi failed to indict them, the U.S. tried to prosecute the case in federal district court. The judge there, however, ruled that the federal government had no jurisdiction. When the U.S. appealed, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the lower court decision, claiming that federal authorities did indeed have the power to police civil rights violations in any state. United States v. Price (1967) thus produced a landmark decision that signaled a seismic shift in American legal history and race relations, for it meant that local authorities could no longer shield racist lawbreakers. Ball weaves the tales of victims and perpetrators into a single compelling story in which the legal process becomes as much personal as political.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Howard
Dewey number
345.73/02523/09762
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.M47
LC item number
B35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goodman, Andrew
  • Chaney, James Earl
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry
  • Chaney, James Earl <1943-1964>
  • Goodman, Andrew <1943-1964>
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry <1939-1964>
  • Goodman, Andrew
  • Chaney, James Earl
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry
  • Chaney, James Earl
  • Goodman, Andrew
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry
  • Chaney, James E
  • Goodman, Andrew
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry
  • Schwerner, Michael Henry
  • Goodman, Andrew
  • Chaney, James E
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Civil rights workers
  • Défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Crimes contre les
  • Meurtre
  • Procès (Meurtre)
  • Procès (Meurtre)
  • Meurtre
  • Défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Crimes contre les
  • Civil rights workers
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Menschenrechtsverletzung
  • Mord
  • Rassendiskriminierung
  • Strafverfahren
  • Mississippi
Label
Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights, Howard Ball
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0410/2003024026.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Driving on Highway 19 to Philadelphia, Mississippi -- Genesis : Mississippi and the struggle for racial equality -- COFO's "Mississippi Freedom Summer" project : the battle line is drawn -- Informants and indictments -- U.S. v. Price in the U.S. Supreme Court -- The trial in Federal District Court -- Is there justice in Mississippi?
Control code
ocm53360518
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 171 pages
Isbn
9780700613168
Lccn
2003024026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53360518
  • (OCoLC)53360518
Label
Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights, Howard Ball
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0410/2003024026.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Driving on Highway 19 to Philadelphia, Mississippi -- Genesis : Mississippi and the struggle for racial equality -- COFO's "Mississippi Freedom Summer" project : the battle line is drawn -- Informants and indictments -- U.S. v. Price in the U.S. Supreme Court -- The trial in Federal District Court -- Is there justice in Mississippi?
Control code
ocm53360518
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 171 pages
Isbn
9780700613168
Lccn
2003024026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53360518
  • (OCoLC)53360518

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