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Murder, culture, and injustice : four sensational cases in American history

Author: Walter L Hixson
Publisher: Akron : University of Akron Press, 2001.
Series: Series on law, politics, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Four Murder Cases and the subsequent criminal trials analyzed in this book are among the most sensational in American history. As primordial dramas involving murder within or against a socially prominent family, the Lizzie Borden, Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and O. J. Simpson cases riveted the public."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hixson, Walter L.
Murder, culture, and injustice.
Akron : University of Akron Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654809465
Named Person: Lizzie Borden; Bruno Richard Hauptmann; Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Sam Sheppard; O J Simpson; Lizzie Borden; Bruno Richard Hauptmann; Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Sam Sheppard; O J Simpson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter L Hixson
ISBN: 1884836674 9781884836671
OCLC Number: 45618188
Description: 274 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Gendered justice: Lizzie Borden and Victorian America --
Vengeance: Bruno Richard Hauptmann and the Lindbergh baby kidnapping --
Vendetta: Sam Sheppard and the North Shore nightmare --
A house divided: race and the O.J. Simpson case --
Conclusion: sensational murder and American justice.
Series Title: Series on law, politics, and society.
Responsibility: Walter L. Hixson.

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"The Four Murder Cases and the subsequent criminal trials analyzed in this book are among the most sensational in American history. As primordial dramas involving murder within or against a socially prominent family, the Lizzie Borden, Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and O. J. Simpson cases riveted the public."--BOOK JACKET.

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