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Josiah B. Brownell Reviews: States' Rights and Social Progress: A Review of Contempt of Court: The Turn of the Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism - By Mark Curriden & Leroy Phillips, Jr.

By Josiah B. Brownell
October 01, 2002
Contempt of Court: The Turn of the Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of federalism is a fascinating and important narrative on a topic that has been largely ignored in the literature. It is both a jurisprudential history of one of the seedlings of modern constitutional federalism, and a powerful human drama with obvious biblical parallels about innocence, fear, racism, vengeance and a grave injustice.