Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case

Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case

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In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and sexual hysteria, but the case against the suspects was scant and the trial ended in a hung jury. Outraged, Thalia's socialite mother arranged the kidnapping and murder of one of the suspects. In the spectacularly publicized trial that followed, Clarence Darrow… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (May 02, 2006)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 496 pages

File size: 670 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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