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Scottsboro and its legacy : the cases that challenged American legal and social justice

Author: James R Acker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Series: Crime, media, and popular culture.
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A vivid account of the Scottsboro Boys case-the alleged crimes, their legal aftermath, and their immediate and enduring social significance.
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Acker, James R., 1951-
Scottsboro and its legacy.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
(DLC) 2007039689
(OCoLC)166390606
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Acker
ISBN: 9780313081446 0313081441
OCLC Number: 192073125
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 258 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Arrest and accusation --
Scottsboro : trials and appeals --
In Judge Horton's court --
Decatur redux : judge and jury --
Denouement --
The lessons of Scottsboro.
Series Title: Crime, media, and popular culture.
Responsibility: James R. Acker.

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Details the alleged crimes, their legal aftermath, and their immediate and enduring social significance as evidenced in media portrayals and other forms of popular culture.  Read more...

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"This is a very careful, even painstaking examination of the Scottsboro Boys, the nine black teenagers convicted of raping two white women on a train ride through Alabama in early 1931. Acker Read more...

 
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