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The Resource Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster, Stephen L. Carter

Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster, Stephen L. Carter

Label
Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster
Title
Invisible
Title remainder
the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Carter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "She was brilliant, ambitious, and unafraid to break barriers. As the only member of a squad of twenty high-powered lawyers who was not a white male, she devised the strategy that in the 1930s sent Mafia chieftain Lucky Luciano to prison. She achieved so much--but what could she have accomplished if not for barriers of race and gender?..."--back cover
  • "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city's underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter's grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who--together with his friend Dashiell Hammett--would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed. Moving, haunting, and as fast paced as a novel, [this book] tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson's remarkable book, her long-forgotten story is once again visible."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Stephen L.
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3603.A78
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Stephen L
  • Carter, Eunice Hunton
  • African American authors
  • African American families
  • African American women lawyers
Label
Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster, Stephen L. Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1010622061
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781250121974
Lccn
2017050088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010622061
Label
Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster, Stephen L. Carter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1010622061
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781250121974
Lccn
2017050088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010622061

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