Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution
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. He now works for the Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta, where he lives. He is the founder of the Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, and was for 20 years the director of the Southern Regional Council. Steve Suitts is a native of Winston County, Alabama, which seceded from Alabama when Alabama seceded from the Union
Midwest Book Review said A superbly researched and written biography of Hugo Black. This superbly researched and written biography of Hugo Black recreates for the reader the times in which the Deep South was bound up by traditions of white supremacy and how a Southern white man developed a judicial philosophy and temperament to help end America's legal segrega. D. Hawthorne said Supreme Court Justices. Very timely, with the recent death of Judge Rehnquist, the book gives and in-depth picture of a man who follows his own ideals of truth, justice and the equality of all men, regardless of color or faith.. Hugo Black Biography Byron A. Wiley Response time was very short. You couldl tell that the book was used, but nothing beyond what would be considered "normal" wear. Overall conditioin was very good.
Tindall, Kenan Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"Illuminates the political, economic, class, racial and family forces that shaped one of the nations’s most influential and controversial justices." -- Norman Dorsen, Stokes Professor of Law, New York University, and President ACLU, 1976–1991. "A vivid account of a young lawyer’s career on the way to the United States Senate." -- George B
Black’s nomination was opposed partly on the grounds that he had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He was further shaped in the early 20th-century politics of Birmingham, where he set up a law practice and began his political career, eventually rising to the U.S. This startling assertion is supported by an examination of the conflict that was then raging in Birmingham between the Big Mule industrialists and the blue-collar labor unions. Senate, from which he was selected by FDR for the high court. One of the book’s conclusions that is sure to be controversial is that in the context of Birmingham in the early 1920s, Black’s joining of the KKK was a progressive act. Black continue to be studied and discussed. Three decades after his death, the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, of course, went on to become a staunch judicial advocate of free speech and civil rights, thus making him one of the figures most vilified by the KKK and other white supremacists in the 1950s and 1960s.. This latest and perhaps definitive study of Black’s origins and early influences has been 25 years in the making and offers fresh insights into the justice’s chara