One Man’s Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream

One Man’s Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream

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<strong> One Man’s Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream </strong> - Phyllis Vine. This tautly told story steps back to a time when Detroit’s boosters described their city as one of the most cosmopolitan in the world. It was also a city in which tensions between blacks and whites seemed manageable. Yet all that changed in 1925, when a black family names Sweet bought and moved into a house in a white neighborhood. What began with mothers bringing their children to gawk and stare soon became an angry mob of men, some of them from the local KKK, with stones.  These books are signed by the author. The violence that ensued landed Ossian Sweet, a doctor from the “talented tenth,” and others from his family in jail and compelled the NAACP-which had taken up the Sweet’s case-to hire famed attorney Clarence Darrow, who had just finished defending the plaintiff in Tennessee v. John Scopes. Darrow’s defense led to one of the most incendiary courtroom dramas in the history of the United States. The outcome was a triumph  of cooperation that transcended race in the name of justice. 2004, 6x9, cloth, index, 352 pp. </br> 999-V1415</br>ISBN: 0066214157