The Resource Elbert Parr Tuttle : chief jurist of the Civil Rights revolution, Anne Emanuel

Elbert Parr Tuttle : chief jurist of the Civil Rights revolution, Anne Emanuel

Label
Elbert Parr Tuttle : chief jurist of the Civil Rights revolution
Title
Elbert Parr Tuttle
Title remainder
chief jurist of the Civil Rights revolution
Statement of responsibility
Anne Emanuel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first--and the only authorized--biography of Elbert Parr Tuttle (1897-1996), the judge who led the federal court with jurisdiction over most of the Deep South through the most tumultuous years of the civil rights revolution. By the time Tuttle became chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, he had already led an exceptional life. He had cofounded a prestigious law firm, earned a Purple Heart in the battle for Okinawa in World War II, and led Republican Party efforts in the early 1950s to establish a viable presence in the South. But it was the intersection of Tuttle's judicial career with the civil rights movement that thrust him onto history's stage. When Tuttle assumed the mantle of chief judge in 1960, six years had passed since Brown v. Board of Education had been decided but little had changed for black southerners. In landmark cases relating to voter registration, school desegregation, access to public transportation, and other basic civil liberties, Tuttle's determination to render justice and his swift, decisive rulings neutralized the delaying tactics of diehard segregationists--including voter registrars, school board members, and governors--who were determined to preserve Jim Crow laws throughout the South. Author Anne Emanuel maintains that without the support of the federal courts of the Fifth Circuit, the promise of Brown might have gone unrealized. Moreover, without the leadership of Elbert Tuttle and the moral authority he commanded, the courts of the Fifth Circuit might not have met the challenge"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
  • 347.73/14092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.T9
LC item number
E63 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the legal history of the South
Label
Elbert Parr Tuttle : chief jurist of the Civil Rights revolution, Anne Emanuel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legal lynching of John Downer -- The great migration -- Life was a breeze -- College years -- Sara Sutherland -- Founding a law firm and raising a family -- Gearing up for war -- The war years -- Building a republican party in Georgia -- The 1952 Republican national convention -- The Washington years -- The great writ -- Forming the historic Fifth circuit : nine men -- Justice is never simple : Brown I and II -- From Plessy to Brown to buses -- The desegregation of the University of Georgia -- The costs of conscience -- Oxford, Mississippi : the battleground -- The fight for the right to vote -- But for Birmingham -- The Houston conference -- Moving on -- The city almost too busy to hate -- Family and friends -- A jurisprudence of justice -- Hail to the chief -- and farewell -- Appendix 1. Law clerks to Judge Tuttle -- Appendix 2. Military honors -- Appendix 3. Awards and honors
Control code
ocn759160195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283252942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt3q5xwn
  • 6ba4c74c-add9-4176-a70c-bed81e2b5495
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.b3217228x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759160195
  • pebcs0820341797

Library Locations

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