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Published: 30 November 2008

400 Pages | 26 halftones

ISBN: 9780195370218

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Color Blind Justice

Albion Tourgée and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson

Mark Elliott

Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights--Albion Tourgée battled his entire life for racial justice. In this engaging biography, Mark Elliott offers an insightful portrait of a fearless lawyer, jurist, and writer, who fought for equality long after most Americans had abandoned the ideals of Reconstruction. Elliott provides a fascinating account of Tourgée's life, including his memorable role as lead plaintiff's counsel in the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson.