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Sisters In Law: Women Lawyers in Modern American History Reviews

Sisters In Law: Women Lawyers in Modern American History This history of women lawyers–from the 1860s to the 1930s–defines the contours of women’s integration into the modern legal profession. Nineteenth-century women fought to gain entrance to law schools and bar associations, joined the campaign for women’s suffrage, and sought to balance marriage and career. By […]

Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years

Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years Virginia Foster Durr was a monumental champion for civil rights. A white southerner who returned to Alabama in 1951 after twenty years in Washington, she was horrified to revisit the racism of her childhood. In her struggle to understand the South and battle isolation, […]

Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years

Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years Virginia Foster Durr (1903-1999) was a monumental champion of civil rights and yet, as a privileged white southern woman, an unlikely one. Freedom Writer is a collection of her letters from across three decades of struggle for the cause of racial equality. In 1951, […]

Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer Reviews

Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer At twenty-three, Thomas Jefferson became the youngest practitioner before Virginia’s highest court. This is the first book to explore in depth the eight years that Jefferson spent as a trial lawyer. Frank L. Dewey considers how Jefferson prepared for his career, how he acquired a clientele, what kind of cases he handled, […]