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Book Reviews of Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
Arc of Justice A Saga of Race Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age
Author: Kevin Boyle
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ISBN-13: 9780805079333
ISBN-10: 0805079335
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Owl Books
Book Type: Paperback
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5 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age on + 6 more book reviews
I learned a great deal by reading this book: the active political presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Michigan in the 1920's; the extent to which housing segregation was promoted by realtors, city officials, police, and banks; the rock star aura of Clarence Darrow. The book is written from an historian's point of view: footnotes refer to extensive research in the local newspapers of the time, court and police records, and private letters.
buttonsandbooks avatar reviewed Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age on + 18 more book reviews
Kevin Boyle does an excellent job of framing this story. It really comes to life on the page. Stands with the best books written about about the legacy and the cost of segregation. A riveting read.
reviewed Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age on + 3 more book reviews
A riveting read!
reviewed Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age on + 221 more book reviews
tough reading but good.
ralegh avatar reviewed Arc of Justice : A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age on + 115 more book reviews
A story that has been too soon forgotten. A black doctor moves to Detroit in the early 20th Century from the South, hoping to find a community where he can advance and lead a better life than what would have been possible where he grew up. All goes pretty well, until he decides to move into a white neighborhood. A mob threatens his new home and his family; Violence follows. This journalistic book is thorough and fascinating. Soon famous figures are crowding the stage as a trial reveals much about white/black relations in Detroit. The book concludes with a what-happened next to each major player. Highly recommended.
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