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Illusive shadows : justice, media, and socially significant American trials

Author: Lloyd Chiasson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how trials, as media events, have had long-reaching significance in American history.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Illusive shadows.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)607140543
Online version:
Illusive shadows.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)607730355
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd Chiasson
ISBN: 0275974952 9780275974954 027597507X 9780275975074
OCLC Number: 52241576
Description: xiii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The opening statement --
The case of the Salem witch trials (1692) / Lloyd Chiasson Jr. --
The case of the Amistad mutiny (1839-1840) / Bernell E. Tripp --
The case of the Sioux uprisings (1862) / Joseph P. McKerns --
The Case of Ed Johnson (1906) / Kittrell Rushing --
The case of "Big Bill" Haywood (1907) / David R. Spencer --
The case of Sacco and Vanzetti (1921) / Arthur J. Kaul --
The case of Ossian Sweet (1925-1926) / Elijah F. Akhahenda --
The case of Clay Shaw (1967) / Robert Dardenne --
The case of Manuel Noriega (1991-1992) / Nancy McKenzie Dupont --
The case of Matthew Shepard (1999) / Alfred N. Delahaye --
The summation.
Responsibility: edited by Lloyd Chiasson, Jr.

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"[t]his book is a valuable addition to journalism historiography. The authors argue in each case that understandings are both elusive and illusive. It is to the jurors/readers that the job falls of Read more...

 
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