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Author Williams, Donald E., Jr., 1957-

Title Prudence Crandall's legacy : the fight for equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education / Donald E. Williams Jr
Published Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2014]
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Series A driftless Connecticut series book
Driftless Connecticut series.
Contents Fire in the night sky -- Liberators -- Education for all -- A mountain of prejudice -- The black law -- Sanctuary denied -- On trial -- Judge Daggett's decision -- Romantic revolutionaries -- Race riots -- Appeal for equality -- The end of the beginning -- Family trials and tragedies -- Dred Scott and the winds of change -- The Civil War -- Reunions and farewells -- Pursuit of justice -- Prudence Crandall in the twentieth century
Summary "Prudence Crandall was a schoolteacher who fought to integrate her school in Canterbury, Connecticut, and educate black women in the early nineteenth century. When Crandall accepted a black woman as a student, she unleashed a storm of controversy that catapulted her to national notoriety, and drew the attention of the most significant pro- and anti-slavery activists of the day. The Connecticut state legislature passed its infamous Black Law in an attempt to close down her school. Arrested and jailed, Crandall's legal legacy had a lasting impact-Crandall v. State was the first full-throated civil rights case in U.S. history. The arguments by attorneys in Crandall played a role in two of the most fateful Supreme Court decisions, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. In Prudence Crandall's Legacy, author and lawyer Donald E. Williams Jr. marshals a wealth of detail concerning the life and work of Prudence Crandall, her unique role in the fight for civil rights, and her influence on legal arguments for equality in America"--publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Crandall, Prudence, 1803-1890.
Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- Connecticut.
School integration -- Connecticut -- History.
Women teachers -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Women teachers -- Illinois -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0819574716 (electronic bk.)
9780819574718 (electronic bk.)