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People's Lawyers: Crusaders for Justice in American History
Crusaders for Justice in American History




ISBN 9780765606730
Published September 30, 2002 by Routledge
534 Pages

 
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Throughout America's history, lawyers with a crusading zeal have, through their moral stance, intellectual integrity, and sheer brilliance, made use of the law to fight social injustice. In short biographical chapters, the authors tell the stories of ten of these lawyers. Some are well known: Thurgood Marshall; William Kunstler; Louis Brandeis; Morris Dees; Clarence Darrow; and Ralph Nader. Others are not so well known, but deserve to be. All are fascinating and influential attorneys, and examination of their lives illuminates key issues in American history. An annotated bibliography; a chronology of the person's life and work; and a helpful table detailing their most prominent cases accompany each chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Belva A. Lockwood -- Chronology -- Biography -- Contents -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Louis D. Brandeis -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Clarence Darrow -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Samuel S. Leibowitz -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Charles Hamilton Houston -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Thurgood Marshall -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /William M. Kunstler -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Ralph Nader -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography /Morris Dees -- Chronology -- Biography -- Selected Cases -- Annotated Bibliography -- Index -- About the Authors.

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Biography

Diana Klebanow studied at Bard College, graduated with honors in history from Brooklyn College, and received a Ph.D. in history from New York University, where she was the recipient of the Alumnae Association Award for Excellence in History. She is an adjunct professor of political science at the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University and teaches in the law program at August Martin High School in Jamaica, New York. Her earlier book, Urban Legacy: The Story of America's Cities (1977), was coauthored with Franklin L. Jonas and Ira M. Leonard. Franklin L. Jonas received a Ph.D. in history from New York University and has taught at the college level for nearly four decades. Over that span, he has specialized in American history, but has taught a wide variety of courses, including several in political science, public policy, and sociology. He has been the recipient of three research grants and has several publications to his credit. He has been teaching at the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University since 1965. His first book, Urban Legacy: The Story of Americas Cities (1977), was coauthored with Diana Klebanow and Ira M. Leonard.