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Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial

Author: James A Miller
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
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In 1931, nine black youths were charged with raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama. Despite meager and contradictory evidence, all nine were found guilty and eight of the defendants were sentenced to death--making Scottsboro one of the worst travesties of justice to take place in the post-Reconstruction South. Remembering Scottsboroexplores how this case has embedded itself into the fabric of American memory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, James A., 1944-
Remembering Scottsboro.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)657161292
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Miller
ISBN: 9780691090801 0691090807 9780691140476 0691140472
OCLC Number: 244293260
Awards: Short-listed for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2010
Description: xii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Framing the Scottsboro Boys --
"Scottsboro, too" : the writer as witness --
Staging Scottsboro --
Fictional Scottsboro --
Richard Wright's Scottsboro of the Imagination --
Scottsboro defendant as proto-revolutionary : Haywood Patterson --
Cold War Scottsboros --
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird : the final stage of the Scottsboro narrative.
Responsibility: James A. Miller.
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In 1931, nine black youths were charged with raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama. Despite meager and contradictory evidence, all nine were found guilty and eight were sentenced to death.  Read more...

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"A well-written, carefully constructed narrative that makes effective use of photos and cartoons."--P.J. Galie, Choice "[M]emory's battles continue, and Miller ably traces their paths... The Read more...

 
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