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Author Pruitt, Paul

Title Taming Alabama
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction by G. Ward Hubbs; 1. Harry Toulmin: A Frontier Justinian; 2. Benjamin F. Porter: Whig and Law Reformer; 3. Julia Tutwiler: Preparation for a Lifetime of Reform; 4. James F. Smith: Ordination and Order; 5. Thomas Goode Jones: The Personal Code of a Public Man; 6. Joseph C. Manning: Defender of the Voteless; 7. Henry D. Clayton: Plantation Progressive on the Federal Bench; Afterword; Notes; Index
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. To an educator like Julia Tutwiler or a cle
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Subject Social reformers -- Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Hubbs, Guy
ISBN 081738328X