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Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society collects, for the first time, Darrow's thoughts on his three main preoccupations. The effect reveals a carefully conceived philosophy, expressed with delightful pungency and clarity. The provocative content of these writings still challenges us. His thoughts on social issues, especially on the dangers of reli ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 15th 2005 by Ohio University Press
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I enjoyed reading about Darrow's thoughts on such subjects as women's rights, the law, and his own upbringing as a child of a coffin maker. Darrow was a major advocate for women's rights and this was during the time women were campaigning for the right to vote. He says

"we have been told this evening by the opponents of woman suffrage what is the best kind of woman, what they think is woman's proper business, a women's duties. and what make a woman lovely and all that. One gallant gentleman says
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in 1857, Clarence Darrow, later dubbed "Attorney for the Damned" and "the Great Defender," was born. For a time he lived in an Ohio home that had served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. His father was known as the "village infidel." Darrow attended the University of Michigan Law School for one year, then passed the bar in 1878 and moved to Chicago. There he joined protests against the trumpe ...more
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