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Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Mary E. Adkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chesterfield Smith was one of the boldest lawyers of the twentieth century. A child of a poor, broken household but also a child of a politically connected family, Smith grew up aimless. His World ... More


Familiarity in Life and Letters

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter defines the concept of familiarity, a means by which even individuals not related by family could achieve family-like relationships. Such familiarity — distinguished from either ... More


Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Mary E. Adkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Making Modern Florida fills a gap in the scholarship and literature by examining how Florida’s Constitution was revised in 1968. The changes and growth churning through Florida in the mid-twentieth ... More


No Man Is above the Law

Mary E. Adkins

in Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

President Richard Nixon, hounded by Watergate-related pressures, reacted by trying to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was leading the Watergate investigation. That attempt resulted in not ... More


Anglicans and Academics: Aventure de la mémoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les Oreilles du comte de Chesterfield, and Histoire de Jenni

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the final four contes written by Voltaire, which were published three years before he died. Each of these works – Aventure de la mémoire, Eloge historique de la raison, Les ... More


Patriotism, Fame, and Death, 1743-1750

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the later years of Aaron Hill from 1743 to 1750. Hill's retirement to Plaistow revived his interest in public affairs. He became filled with a deep sense of unease at the ... More


‘A Goose-Quill or a Gander's?’: Female Writers in Johnson's Dictionary

Charlotte Brewer

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores Johnson's quotations from female-authored sources in his Dictionary in the context of his attitude towards and relationship with women writers, and the view of women and women's ... More


The Battle of the Word-Books: Competition, the ‘Common Reader,’ and Johnson's Dictionary

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

While Johnson's Dictionary served to ‘delight the critic’ as well as ‘instruct the learner’, it met a very different response from contemporary lexicographers who, as Gwin Kolb has noted, found ... More


War

Mary E. Adkins

in Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chesterfield Smith served in the U.S. Army for more than five years; after excelling in training in Kansas and Mississippi, he married his childhood sweetheart and was shipped overseas. Smith, a ... More


“Be Somebody”

Mary E. Adkins

in Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the early 1960s Chesterfield Smith was becoming a leader in the Florida Bar, and in 1964 he became president. Shortly after his term as president ended, the governor named Smith hair of a new ... More


The Multiplier Effect

Mary E. Adkins

in Chesterfield Smith, America's Lawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066660
eISBN:
9780813058856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066660.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chesterfield Smith’s ideals lived beyond his years. This chapter describes people, such as Martha Barnett and Alex Sink, and organizations inspired by or dedicated to Smith and his ideals. Legal Aid ... More


Divergent Paths: School and Housing Desegregation in Four Southern Cities

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Using primary and secondary sources like newspaper articles, school board minutes, policy reports, interviews and books, this chapter outlines key school desegregation characteristics of Richmond, ... More


The CRC Debates: November and December 1966

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 1966, the Constitution Revision Commission met in Tallahassee to hash out the final language of the new Constitution. They debated equal rights, voting rights for ... More


The Rewards of Authorship

in The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In an age when patronage often defined power, James Boswell's attribution to Samuel Johnson of the view that booksellers were “the patrons of literature” was significant. It was an assertion that ... More


Systematically Done In: Black Electoral Empowerment, Vote Dilution, and the Push for Annexation after the Voting Rights Act

Julian Maxwell Hayter

in The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By 1965, the VRA not only revolutionized electoral politics in the United States but also immediately gave rise to white resistance. This chapter describes the freedom struggle’s progression from ... More


The Persistence of Casuistry

Marilyn Morris

in Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300208450
eISBN:
9780300210477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208450.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This concluding chapter discusses the conflict between ethics or good culture and various forms of hypocrisy in the eighteenth century. David Hume favored civility while Lord Chesterfield proposed ... More


The 1966 Constitution Revision Commission

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how the Florida Constitution Revision Commission was created and formed; argues that the 1966 CRC was originally created as another Pork Chop gambit to retain power; and ... More


Building a Constitution’s Foundation

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the organization and early tasks of the Constitution Revision Commission: what principles were emphasized, what rules governed, the principal constitutional issues to be ... More


Putting It Together, Part I

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Constitution Revision Commission had its initial meeting; its subject-matter committees then met throughout the early spring of 1966 to decide what changes to make to their areas of the ... More


Drafting a Constitution, Drafting a Legislature

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The certified-question debates engaged the whole Constitution Revision Commission. The committees then met again, and each drafted the parts of the constitution that its work governed. The draft was ... More


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