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The True Story of Ah Jake: Language, Labor, and Justice in Late-Nineteenth-Century Sierra County, California

Mae M. Ngai

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how the issues of language, labor, and justice intertwined in the murder trial of Ah Jake, a Chinese gold miner in nineteenth-century California. The focus is on the transcript ... More


The Accusation of Ritual Murder in Poland, 1500‒1800

Zenon Guldon and Jacek Wijaczka

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the occurrences of accusations of ritual murder against Jews between 1500 and 1800 in the territories of Poland. In that period, these lands constituted the ‘main centre and ... More


The Trial

Matthew G. Schoenbachler

in Murder and Madness: The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125664
eISBN:
9780813135373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125664.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The trial, to read the Confession, was an utter travesty, and Jereboam Beauchamp the victim of a “tornado of prejudice”. There has been a disappearance of evidence at the trial and it provides ... More


Every Hill a Burial Place: The Peace Corps Murder Trial in East Africa

Peter H. Reid

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179988
eISBN:
9780813179995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179988.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1966, the Peace Corps and Tanzania, both newly established, faced a major international crisis when a Peace Corp volunteer was to be tried in Tanzania on a charge of murdering his wife, also a ... More


The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Carole Haber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607597_Haber
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A. P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fair's lawyers, supported by expert ... More


The Defense Responds

Carole Haber

in The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the defense's efforts to leave the jury with a radically different vision of Laura Fair. In questioning the witnesses, as well as in their initial remarks and summations, ... More


The Second Trial

Carole Haber

in The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Laura Fair's second trial in the fall of 1872. Popular attention now turned to Laura Fair's new counsel, N. Greene Curtis, who devised a defense strategy that differed ... More


Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Louise McReynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

How a society defines crimes and prosecutes criminals illuminates its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations. This book draws on a series of murders and subsequent trials that took ... More


Professional Winners and Professional Losers

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furie is hired by the new regime at Paramount and takes Brad Dexter along with him. There, they form Furie Productions and are handed “The Sam Sheppard Murder Trial” as their first film project. ... More


Trial by Print

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

As seen in chapter 5, trial coverage brought even greater scrutiny of Mississippi racial mores. Central to this chapter is a study of how national and regional news outlets chose to cover the trial ... More


The Case for the Prosecution

Carole Haber

in The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the prosecution's case against Laura Fair. Harry Byrne, who spoke for the prosecution, initially disclosed their intention to prove that Laura Fair had, with clear malice, ... More


The Appeal

Carole Haber

in The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events following Laura Fair's guilty verdict. The court's ruling brought both surprise and widespread celebration. Many doubted that a jury would actually condemn a woman to ... More


The Fair Lunatic

Carole Haber

in The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607580
eISBN:
9781469612539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events following Laura Fair's acquittal. In the decade following her release, Laura's behavior only seemed to reinforce the widely shared view that she was simply the most bold ... More


A Closing and an Opening: The Massie-Fortescue Murder Trial

John P. Rosa

in Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828257
eISBN:
9780824868468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828257.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter recounts the last days of the Massie–Fortescue murder trial, the sentencing of the group, and the subsequent commutation of their sentences by Governor Lawrence McCully Judd in the ... More


The Trial of Warren McCleskey

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the trials for the Dixie Furniture Company robbery and the murder of Officer Frank Schlatt. Warren McCleskey’s Atlanta murder trial began with the prosecutor arguing that ... More


O. O. Gruzenberg. Yesterday: Memoirs of a Russian-Jewish Lawyer. Edited by Don C. Rawson. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1981. Pp. xxx, 235.

Robert M. Seltzer

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 1: Poles and Jews: Renewing the Dialogue

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113171
eISBN:
9781800340589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113171.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses O. O. Gruzenberg's Yesterday: Memoirs of a Russian-Jewish Lawyer (1981). This book is a nostalgic reminiscence of selected episodes from the life of Oskar Gruzenberg ... More


The Trial of Spencer Cowper

Mark Knights

in The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577958
eISBN:
9780191804472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577958.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the trial of Spencer Cowper in 1699 for the murder of Sarah Stout, whose body was found floating in a mill pond in Hertford. The manner of her death and identity of her killer ... More


War on the Prison Insurgent: Prison Gangs, the Militarized Prison, and the Persistence of Carceral Violence

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 10 reinterprets how the prison responded to the Ruiz victory with a new regime of militarization dedicated to waging war on what it considered to be the new class of prisoner insurgent. In ... More


Elegies

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

In 1966 Pamela was asked by the Daily Telegraph to write about the infamous Moors murders trial in which Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were charged with the torture and murder of five children. Her ... More


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