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The Resource Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial, James A. Miller

Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial, James A. Miller

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Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial
Title
Remembering Scottsboro
Title remainder
the legacy of an infamous trial
Statement of responsibility
James A. Miller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 and become a lens for perceptions of race, class, sexual politics, and justice. James Miller draws upon the archives of the Communist International and NAACP, contemporary journalistic accounts, as well as poetry, drama, fiction, and film, to document the impact of Scottsboro on American culture.The book reveals how the Communist Party, NAACP, and media shaped early images of Scottsboro; looks at how the case influenced authors including Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Harper Lee; shows how politicians and Hollywood filmmakers invoked the case in the ensuing decades; and examines the defiant, sensitive, and savvy correspondence of Haywood Patterson--one of the accused, who fled the Alabama justice system. Miller considers how Scottsboro persists as a point of reference in contemporary American life and suggests that the Civil Rights movement begins much earlier than the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955.Remembering Scottsborodemonstrates how one compelling, provocative, and tragic case still haunts the American racial imagination
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, James A.
Dewey number
345.761/9502523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.S34
LC item number
M55 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931
  • Law in literature
  • African American men
  • African Americans
Label
Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial, James A. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
244293260
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780691090801
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244293260
Label
Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial, James A. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
244293260
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780691090801
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244293260

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