Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

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"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.
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subject_facet African American authors -- Biography
African American families -- Biography
African American women lawyers -- Biography
Audiobooks
Biographies
Carter, Eunice Hunton
Carter, Stephen L., -- 1954- -- Family
title_display Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster
title_full 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
title_short Invisible :
title_sub The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
topic_facet African American Nonfiction
African American authors
African American families
African American women lawyers
Biography & Autobiography
Carter, Eunice Hunton
Carter, Stephen L
Family
Nonfiction
Sociology