Murder, culture, and injustice: four sensational cases in American history
Walter Hixson's pithy narrative account of four sensational national murder cases -- the Lizzie Borden, Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and O. J. Simpson trials -- offers interesting observations into the greater cultural and political forces that shaped their verdicts.
His step-by-step analysis of the details of each case provides not only insight by skillful synthesis of the existing literature but also a solid overview of the events surrounding these four cases, each of which became a national obsession as well as a miscarriage of justice.
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Review: Murder, Culture, and Injustice: Four Sensational Cases in American History.User Review - Nicole - Goodreads
As an account of the basic facts of these four cases (Lizzie Borden, the Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and OJ Simpson), the book is excellent and definitely accessible to a broad audience. Hixon also ... Read full review
Review: Murder, Culture, and Injustice: Four Sensational Cases in American History.User Review - The University of Akron Press - Goodreads
Murder, Culture, and Injustice: Four Sensational Cases in American History. by Walter L. Hixson (2000) Read full review
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