THE TRIAL OF RUBY McCOLLUM The true-crime story that shook the foundations of the Segregationist South!

Author: Ellis Jr. (C. Arthur) & Ellis (Leslie E.)
Year: 2003
Publisher: 1st Books Library
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781410775443
Price: 75.00
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Softcover. Ruby McCollum, a wealthy African-American wife, finds herself pregnant a second time by her white physician lover, Dr. LeRoy Adams. Torn between her husband, who threatens to shoot her if she has another white baby, and her lover, who threatens to shoot her if she aborts his child, Ruby chooses to murder her lover, on August 3, 1952. Ruby's trial took place in a time when there were no controls over the judge who abrogated her First Amendment rights, yet her testimony - appearing here in print for the first time - sounded the death knell of "paramour rights," the unwritten antebellum law declaring a white man's right to take a black woman as his paramour, whether she was married or not. With Appendix. 521pp. lge. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas.

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