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

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

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Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases
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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 & Ayelet Waldman
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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 v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. 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 v. 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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In collaboration with the ACLU, prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU's 100-year history. Bestselling and award-winning authors present unique literary takes on historic decisions like Brown v. Board of Education, the Scopes trial, and Roe v. Wade. Contributors include Geraldine Brooks, Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman, Lauren Groff, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Morgan Parker, Ann Patchett, Salman Rushdie, George Saunders, Elizabeth Strout, Jesmyn Ward, Meg Wolitzer, and more
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323/.06073
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no index present
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JC599.U6
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F54 2020
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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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  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • HISTORY / United States / General
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adult
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