The Resource Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King

Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King

Label
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Title
Devil in the grove
Title remainder
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming with cheap Jim Crow labor. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, vicious Sheriff McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves. Then the Ku Klux Klan rolled into town, burning homes and chasing hundreds of blacks into the swamps. So began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights," into the fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates and Marshall had endured threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader against a heroic backdrop.--From publisher description
Summary
Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10027610
Cataloging source
FN4
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Gilbert
Dewey number
305.896073075922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.G76
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Groveland Four Trial, Groveland, Fla., 1949-1952
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Groveland (Fla.)
  • African Americans
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
Label
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=644933
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-416) and index
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
Prologue -- Mink slide -- Sugar Hill -- Get to pushin' -- Nigger in a pit -- Trouble fixin' to start -- A little Bolita -- Wipe this place clean -- A Christmas card -- Don't shoot, white man -- Quite a hose wielder -- Bad egg -- Atom masher -- In any fight some fall -- My own curiosity -- You have pissed in my whiskey -- It's a funny thing -- No man alive or to be born -- All over the place, like rats -- Knows more law -- A genius here before us -- The colored way -- A place in the sun -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn784947721
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 434 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062097712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BFFD4B18-1867-46CD-8506-753221AAF1EA
System control number
(OCoLC)784947721
Label
Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America, Gilbert King
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=644933
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-416) and index
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
Prologue -- Mink slide -- Sugar Hill -- Get to pushin' -- Nigger in a pit -- Trouble fixin' to start -- A little Bolita -- Wipe this place clean -- A Christmas card -- Don't shoot, white man -- Quite a hose wielder -- Bad egg -- Atom masher -- In any fight some fall -- My own curiosity -- You have pissed in my whiskey -- It's a funny thing -- No man alive or to be born -- All over the place, like rats -- Knows more law -- A genius here before us -- The colored way -- A place in the sun -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn784947721
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 434 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062097712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BFFD4B18-1867-46CD-8506-753221AAF1EA
System control number
(OCoLC)784947721

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