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The Resource Worse than the devil : anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror, Dean A. Strang

Worse than the devil : anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror, Dean A. Strang

Label
Worse than the devil : anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror
Title
Worse than the devil
Title remainder
anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror
Statement of responsibility
Dean A. Strang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1917 a bomb exploded in a Milwaukee police station, killing nine officers and a civilian. Those responsible never were apprehended, but police, press, and public all assumed that the perpetrators were Italian. Days later, eleven alleged Italian anarchists went to trial on unrelated charges involving a fracas that had occurred two months before. Against the backdrop of World War I, and amidst a prevailing hatred and fear of radical immigrants, the Italians had an unfair trial. The specter of the larger, uncharged crime of the bombing haunted the proceedings and assured convictions of all eleven. Although Clarence Darrow led an appeal that gained freedom for most of the convicted, the celebrated lawyer's methods themselves were deeply suspect. The entire case left a dark, if hidden, stain on American justice. Largely overlooked for almost a century, the compelling story of this case emerges vividly in this meticulously researched book by Dean A. Strang. In its focus on a moment when patriotism, nativism, and terror swept the nation, Worse than the Devil exposes broad concerns that persist even today as the United States continues to struggle with administering criminal justice to newcomers and outsiders."--Page 4 of cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strang, Dean A
Dewey number
345.775/0243
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6483.M55
LC item number
S77 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darrow, Clarence
  • Trials (Riots)
  • Judicial corruption
  • Anarchists
  • Italian Americans
  • Bay View (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • Milwaukee (Wis.)
Label
Worse than the devil : anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror, Dean A. Strang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
What the scrubwoman found -- Eleven -- American anarchists -- Doffed hats and honored flags; buttoned coats, pigs, and rags -- Chaos -- Of counsel -- "The public mind has become violently inflamed against all Italians" -- Darrow -- May it please the court -- Infernal machine
Control code
808990372
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780299293932
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012032689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022115050
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)808990372
Label
Worse than the devil : anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and justice in a time of terror, Dean A. Strang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
What the scrubwoman found -- Eleven -- American anarchists -- Doffed hats and honored flags; buttoned coats, pigs, and rags -- Chaos -- Of counsel -- "The public mind has become violently inflamed against all Italians" -- Darrow -- May it please the court -- Infernal machine
Control code
808990372
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780299293932
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012032689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022115050
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)808990372

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