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Contempt of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism

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In 1906, Ed Johnson, an innocent black man, was found guilty of the brutal rape of a white woman in Chattanooga and was sentenced to die. Two black lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the stay was granted. Frenzied locals responded by lynching Johnson, and what ensued was a breathtaking whirlwind of groundbreaking legal action. Illustrations.

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Contempt of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism
2001, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385720823

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Contempt of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism
1999, Faber & Faber, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780571199525

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