Armed with the Constitution: Jehovah's Witnesses in Alabama and the U.S Supreme Court, 1939-1946 (Religion and American Culture (University of Alabama

Armed with the Constitution: Jehovah's Witnesses in Alabama and the U.S Supreme Court, 1939-1946 (Religion and American Culture (University of Alabama

By: Merlin Newton (author)Paperback

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This fascinating history underscores the importance of little people in affecting the U.S. government. It stresses the courage of a black man, Rosco Jones, and a white woman, Grace Marsh, who dared to challenge the status quo in Alabama in the early 1940s. These two Jehovah s Witnesses helped to lay a foundation for testing the constitutionality of state and local laws, establishing precedents that the Civil Rights movement, the feminist movement, and similar forces could follow. Newton has prepared a finely woven tale of oral, legal, and social history that opens a window on the world of the Jehovah s Witnesses in Alabama. But the book is more than a legal study; it is also a dramatic history of two powerful personalities whose total commitment to their faith enabled them to carry the Jehovah s Witnesses battle from rural Alabama to the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court."

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About Author

Merlin Owen Newton is Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780817312282
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780817312282
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 0817312285
  • edition: 2nd

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