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Author Wertheimer, John W.

Title Law and Society in the South : a History of North Carolina Court Cases.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (293 pages).
Series New Directions in Southern History
New directions in southern history.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Student Contributors; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I Drawing Lines: From Old South to Jim Crow; 1. White Couples and ""Mulatto"" Babies: Jacksonian Age Divorce and Democratization; 2. A Former Slave and His White Wife during Reconstruction: The Case of Pinkney and Sarah Ross; 3. De Jure Housing Segregation in Progressive Era Winston-Salem: The Case of William Darnell; Part II Modernity and Tradition: Cultural Conflict between the World Wars; 4. Evolution and Defamation: The Case of Reverend J.R. Pentuff.
5. ""Escape of the Match-Strikers"": The Samarcand Arson Case of 19316. Padlocking Greenwich Village: Urbanization and Public Nuisance Law; Part III Civil Rights: The Paradigm Shifts, 1956-1980; 7. Reading and the Right to Vote: James R. Walker Jr. and North Carolina's Literacy Test; 8. Native Americans and School Desegregation: The Chavis Case in Robeson County; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s. Each case offers a vivid portrait of the laws, litigants, lawyers, judges, and affected communities, providing a better understanding of not only the Tar Heel State but also the South as a whole. This book examines some of the most controversial issues of southern history, including white supremacy and racial topics, the teaching of evolution in public schools, the role of religion in society, and Prohibition. Law and Society in the South divulges the true nat.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Law -- Social aspects -- North Carolina -- History.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- North Carolina -- History.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- North Carolina -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813150185 (electronic bk.)
0813150183 (electronic bk.)