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Curriden, Mark, and Phillips, Leroy. Contempt Of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism
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Curriden, Mark, and Phillips, Leroy. Contempt Of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism

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(027719) Curriden, Mark, and Phillips, Leroy. Contempt Of Court: The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism. New York: Faber & Faber, 1999. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. 394 pages. Fine in Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. When Ed Johnson, a black man, was wrongly convicted of rape in 1906 and sentenced to death in Tennessee, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan issued a stay of execution, declaring that Johnson's right to a fair trial had been violated. The interference of the Supreme Court was not well received back in Chattanooga. A violent mob took Johnson from his jail cell, beat him, and hanged him from a bridge. ISBN: 0571199526 (Contempt Of Court, Lynching, Tennessee)

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