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One Manís Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream
When Ossian Sweet, a doctor from Detroit's "Talented Tenth" moved into a white neighborhood, mothers brought their children to gawk and stare. Men with rocks turned into an angry mob. The violence that ensued landed Sweet and his family in jail.

This is the true story of a courtroom drama and the unprecedented moment when the NAACP hired Clarence Darrow and Arthur Garfield Hays in 1925 just three months after the famous Scopes Monkey Trial.

Families in Flux
In print since 1982, Families in Flux (formerly Household and Kin) continues to be assigned to high school and college students for its provocative discussions of family life and how its diverse forms are constantly challenged to meet new needs.

Families in Pain: Children, Siblings, Spouses, and Parents of the Mentally Ill Speak Out
The first book to describe the experiences of families of the mentally ill. This book has brought comfort to families and a new point of view to professionals. "Remarkably sound and honest," said Dr. Daniel X. Freedman.



Selected Works

History
One Manís Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream
Clarence Darrow's landmark trial defending Dr. Ossian Sweet, an accomplished black physician who defends his home from the attack of a Klan-inspired mob. Studs Terkel says it may be Darrow's "most important" case. "It reads like a thriller. . .but for the fact that it's true."
Families in Flux
Part of the Feminist Press Series of books about women's lives, work and history.
Non-Fiction
Families in Pain: Children, Siblings, Spouses, and Parents of the Mentally Ill Speak Out
The experience of families of persons with mental illness told through families.



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