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The Resource Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

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Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases
Title
Fight of the century
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writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases
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edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
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eng
Summary
To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation's premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization's one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in--Brown volume Board of Education, Roe volume Wade, Miranda volume Arizona--need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights--which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown volume Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU's spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU's stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment
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Dewey number
323/.06073
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
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F53 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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1971-
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  • Chabon, Michael
  • Waldman, Ayelet
  • Nguyen, Viet Thanh
  • Woodson, Jacqueline
  • Chabon, Michael
  • Patchett, Ann
  • Bennett, Brit
  • Okazaki, Steven
  • Handler, Daniel
  • Brooks, Geraldine
  • Gyasi, Yaa
  • Pava, Sergio de la
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  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Civil rights
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adult
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writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases
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Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • West Virginia State Board of Education volume Barnette (1943)
  • Brit Bennett
  • Korematsu volume United States (1944)
  • Steven Ozazaki
  • Hannegan volume Esquire (1946)
  • Daniel Handler
  • Terminello volume City of Chicago (1949)
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Brown volume Board of Education of Topkea (1954)
  • Yaa Gyasi
  • Stromberg volume California (1931)
  • Gideon volume Wainwright (1963)
  • Sergio De La Pava
  • Escobedo volume Illinois (1964)
  • Dave Eggers
  • New York Times Company volume Sullivan (1964)
  • Timothy Egan
  • Lamont volume Postmaster General (1965)
  • Yiyun Li
  • Griswold volume Connecticut (1965)
  • Meg Wolitzer
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Miranda volume Arizona (1966)
  • Hectar Tobar
  • Loving volume Virginia (1967)
  • Alexksandar Hemon
  • Tinker volume Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • Gregory volume City of Chicago (1969)
  • Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  • Street volume New York (1969)
  • Rabih Alameddine
  • Powell volume Alabama (1932) and Patterson volume Alabama (1935)
  • Brandenberg volume Ohio (1969)
  • Moriel Rothman-Zecher
  • Cohen volume California (1971)
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • New York Times Company volume United States (1971)
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Roe volume Wade (1973) and Doe volume Bolton (1973)
  • Lauren Groff
  • O'Connor volume Donaldson (1975)
  • Ayelet Waldman
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Weinberger volume Wiesenfeld (1975)
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Buckley volume Valeo (1976)
  • Scott Turow
  • Bob Jones University volume United States (1983)
  • Morgan Parker
  • Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye volume City of Hialeah (1993)
  • Victor Lavalle
  • Hurley volume Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston (1995)
  • Michael Cunningham
  • United States volume One Book Called "Ulysses" (1933)
  • Reno volume ACLU(1997) and Ashcroft volume ACLU (2004)
  • Neil Gaiman
  • City of Chicago volume Morales (1999)
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Zadvydas volume David (2001)
  • Moses Sumney
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service volume St. Cyr (2001)
  • George Saunders
  • Lawrence volume Texas (2003)
  • Marlon James
  • Michael Chabon
  • Rasul volume Bush (2004)
  • William Finnegan
  • Kitzmiller volume Dover Area School District (2005)
  • Anthony Doerr
  • Schroer volume Billington (2008)
  • Charlie Jane Anders
  • Adoptive Couple volume Baby Girl (2013)
  • Brenda J. Child
  • United States volume Windsor (2013)
  • Andrew Sean Greer
  • Edwards volume California (1941)
  • ACLU volume United States Department of Defense, and others (2018)
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Ann Patchett
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781501190407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1135349936
  • (OCoLC)1135349936
Label
Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • West Virginia State Board of Education volume Barnette (1943)
  • Brit Bennett
  • Korematsu volume United States (1944)
  • Steven Ozazaki
  • Hannegan volume Esquire (1946)
  • Daniel Handler
  • Terminello volume City of Chicago (1949)
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Brown volume Board of Education of Topkea (1954)
  • Yaa Gyasi
  • Stromberg volume California (1931)
  • Gideon volume Wainwright (1963)
  • Sergio De La Pava
  • Escobedo volume Illinois (1964)
  • Dave Eggers
  • New York Times Company volume Sullivan (1964)
  • Timothy Egan
  • Lamont volume Postmaster General (1965)
  • Yiyun Li
  • Griswold volume Connecticut (1965)
  • Meg Wolitzer
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Miranda volume Arizona (1966)
  • Hectar Tobar
  • Loving volume Virginia (1967)
  • Alexksandar Hemon
  • Tinker volume Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • Gregory volume City of Chicago (1969)
  • Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  • Street volume New York (1969)
  • Rabih Alameddine
  • Powell volume Alabama (1932) and Patterson volume Alabama (1935)
  • Brandenberg volume Ohio (1969)
  • Moriel Rothman-Zecher
  • Cohen volume California (1971)
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • New York Times Company volume United States (1971)
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Roe volume Wade (1973) and Doe volume Bolton (1973)
  • Lauren Groff
  • O'Connor volume Donaldson (1975)
  • Ayelet Waldman
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Weinberger volume Wiesenfeld (1975)
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Buckley volume Valeo (1976)
  • Scott Turow
  • Bob Jones University volume United States (1983)
  • Morgan Parker
  • Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye volume City of Hialeah (1993)
  • Victor Lavalle
  • Hurley volume Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston (1995)
  • Michael Cunningham
  • United States volume One Book Called "Ulysses" (1933)
  • Reno volume ACLU(1997) and Ashcroft volume ACLU (2004)
  • Neil Gaiman
  • City of Chicago volume Morales (1999)
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Zadvydas volume David (2001)
  • Moses Sumney
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service volume St. Cyr (2001)
  • George Saunders
  • Lawrence volume Texas (2003)
  • Marlon James
  • Michael Chabon
  • Rasul volume Bush (2004)
  • William Finnegan
  • Kitzmiller volume Dover Area School District (2005)
  • Anthony Doerr
  • Schroer volume Billington (2008)
  • Charlie Jane Anders
  • Adoptive Couple volume Baby Girl (2013)
  • Brenda J. Child
  • United States volume Windsor (2013)
  • Andrew Sean Greer
  • Edwards volume California (1941)
  • ACLU volume United States Department of Defense, and others (2018)
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Ann Patchett
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781501190407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1135349936
  • (OCoLC)1135349936

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