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Unpunished murder : the massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice / Lawrence Goldstone ; forward by Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

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  • ISBN: 9781338239454
  • ISBN: 1338239457
  • Physical Description: xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A new government : Alexander Hamilton and "Brutus" -- The Supreme Court is born : John Marshall -- Less than human : Roger Taney and Dred Scott -- Remaking America : Andrew Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens -- Some odd arithmetic : who won the war? -- Two amendments and a dream of equality : John Bingham -- The Klan : Nathan Bedford Forrest and Mary Polk Branch -- Reconstruction in black and white : Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frank Alexander Montgomery -- An island for Freedmen : Colfax -- Fraud runs wild : SamuelMcEnery and William Kellogg -- Reconstruction ascendant : Blanche K. Bruce -- Massacre : James Hadnot -- The wheels of justice : J.R. Beckwith -- Civil rights on trial -- Is justice language or an idea? : Joseph P. Bradley -- The most important judge inthe nation : Morrison Waite -- Civil rights : Charles Sumner -- One hundred years of freedom : Philadelphia and the White League -- The end of the line -- President by one vote : the Fifteenth Man.
Summary, etc.:
"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest courtin the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create asociety in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researchedvolume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
650 Lexile.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Crimes against > History > Louisiana > Colfax > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) > Louisiana > Juvenile literature.
Constitutional law > United States > Juvenile literature.
Massacres > Louisiana > Colfax > Juvenile literature.
United States. Supreme Court.
African Americans > Louisiana > Colfax.
Massacres > Louisiana > Colfax.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Constitutional law > United States.

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