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Attorney for the damned

Author: Clarence Darrow
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1957.
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Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
Attorney for the damned.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1957
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence Darrow
OCLC Number: 411877
Notes: "Clarence Darrow in his own words"--Spine.
Description: xxiii, 552 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. Against vengeance. Crime and criminals : address, Chicago, 1902 : inmates of County Jail in Chicago get a lecture on revolutionary theories of crime --
Crime of compulsion : Leopold and Loeb, Chicago, 1924 : teenage-sons of two millionaires attempt the perfect crime--kidnapping and murder --
Is capital punishment a wise policy? : debate, New York, 1924 : Darrow debates Judge Talley, who challenged Darrow's view on crime and capital punishment --
"Unwritten Law" : the Massie case, Honolulu, 1932 : a strange and puzzling case, a study of psychology; kidnapping and murder because of honor --
Part Two. Against prejudice. Freedom knows no limits : the Communist trial, Chicago, 1920 : twenty members of the Communist Labor party are charged with "conspiracy to advocate the overthrow of the government by force" --
You can't teach that! : the Scopes evolution case, Dayton, Tennessee, 1925 : Darrow meets William Jennings Bryan in the famous "Monkey Trial" --
You can't live there! : the Sweet case, Detroit, 1926 : a Negro family moves into a white neighborhood; a mob attempts to get them to move; one of the mob is killed; Dr. Sweet and friends are indicted for murder --
Part Three. Against privilege. Somewhere this is a conspiracy : the Kidd case, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1898 : Kidd, a union organizer, is charged with conspiracy, growing out of a strike in the large sash-and-door factory in Oshkosh --
Strike, Arbitration : Anthracite miners, Scranton and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1903 : Darrow represents the United Mine Workers' union before Theodore Roosevelt's Anthracite Miner Commission, investigating conditions in the mines --
Governor is murdered : Steve Adams, Wallace, Idaho, 1907; Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone, Boise, Idaho, 1907 : Steve Adams, the prologue to the Haywood case; Haywood, first of three union leaders tried for the murder of ex-Governor Steunenberg; the confession of Harry Orchard and his story --
Part Four. For justice. They tried to get me : Darrow in his own defense, Los Angeles, 1912 : Darrow is indicted and tried for attempted bribe of a juror in the McNamara case; he accuses his enemies as conspirators against his freedom --
John Brown, 1800-1859 : "one of the purest and bravest and highest-minded patriots of any age" --
John Peter Altgeld, 1847-1902 : "a lover of his fellow-men."
Responsibility: edited and with notes by Arthur Weinberg ; foreword by William O. Douglas.


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