The Resource Thomas Goode Jones : race, politics, and justice in the new South, Brent J. Aucoin

Thomas Goode Jones : race, politics, and justice in the new South, Brent J. Aucoin

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Thomas Goode Jones : race, politics, and justice in the new South
Title
Thomas Goode Jones
Title remainder
race, politics, and justice in the new South
Statement of responsibility
Brent J. Aucoin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This first comprehensive biography of Thomas Goode Jones records the life of a man whose political career reflects the fascinating and unsettled history of Alabama and the Deep South at the turn of the twentieth century. Often overshadowed by the pharaonic antebellum period, the Civil War, and the luminous heights of the civil rights movement, the deceptively placid decades at the turn of the century were, in fact, a period when southerners fiercely debated the course of the South's future. In tracing Jones's career, Brent J. Aucoin offers vivid accounts of the great events and trends of that pivotal period: Reconstruction, the birth of the "Solid South," the Populist Revolt, and the establishment of racial disenfranchisement and segregation. Born in 1844, Jones served in the Confederate army and after the war identified as a conservative "Bourbon" Democrat. He served as Alabama's governor from 1890 to 1894 and as a federal judge from 1901 until his death in 1914. As a veteran, politician, and judge, Jones embodied numerous roles in the shifting political landscape of the South. Jones was not, however, a reflexive conformist and sometimes pursued policies at odds with his party. Jones's rhetoric and support of African American civil rights were exceptional and earned him truculent criticism from unrepentant racist factions in his party. His support was so fearless that it inspired Booker T. Washington to recommend Jones to Republican president Theodore Roosevelt as a federal judge. On the bench, Jones garnered national attention for his efforts to end peonage and lynching, and yet he also enabled the establishment of legalized segregation in Alabama, confounding attempts easily to categorize him as an odious reactionary or fearless progressive. A man who both represented and differed from his class, Thomas Goode Jones offers contemporary readers and scholars an ideal subject of study to understand a period of southern history that still shapes American life today"--
  • "Thomas Goode Jones of Alabama is the first comprehensive biography of a key Alabama politician and federal jurist whose life and times embody the conflicts and transformations in the Deep South between the Civil War and World War I"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
976.1/091092
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.J665
LC item number
A93 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Thomas Goode Jones : race, politics, and justice in the new South, Brent J. Aucoin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • 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
Control code
ocn950884950
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817389888
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b3438280x
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950884950
  • ebl0817389881

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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