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Taming Alabama [electronic resource] : lawyers and reformers, 1804-1929 / Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. ; with an introduction by G. Ward Hubbs.

Author/Creator:
Pruitt, Paul M.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (201 p.)
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Subjects:
Social reformers -- Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950.
Alabama -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Taming Alabama focuses on persons and groups who sought to bring about reforms in the political, legal, and social worlds of Alabama. Most of the subjects of these essays accepted the fundamental values of nineteenth and early twentieth century white southern society; and all believed, or came to believe, in the transforming power of law. As a starting point in creating the groundwork of genuine civility and progress in the state, these reformers insisted on equal treatment and due process in elections, allocation of resources, and legal proceedings. T
Contents:
Harry Toulmin: a frontier justinian
Benjamin F. Porter: Whig and law reformer
Julia Tutwiler: preparation for a lifetime of reform
James F. Smith: ordination and order
Thomas Goode Jones: personal code of a public man
Joseph C. Manning: defender of the voteless
Henry D. Clayton: plantation progressive on the federal bench.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8173-8328-X
OCLC:
664233632