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Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

Edited by: Arthur Weinberg

ISBN13: 9780226136493
ISBN: 0226136493
Previous Edition ISBN: 004899
Published: April 1989
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Clarence Darrow [was] perhaps the most effective courtroom opponent of cant, bigotry, and special privilege that our country has produced.

All of Darrow's most celebrated pleas are here--in defense of Leopold and Loeb (1924), of Lieutenant Massie (1932), of Big Bill Haywood (1907), of Thomas Scopes (1925), and of himself for attempted bribery - The New Yorker

Legal History, Trials, Legal History (Out of Print)
Foreword by Justice William O. Douglas;
Introduction by Arthur Weinberg
Part One - Against Vengeance
Crime and Criminals
Address, Chicago, 1902: Inmates of County Jail in Chicago get a lecture on revolutionary theories of crime.;
The Crime of Compulsion;
Leopold and Loeb, Chicago, 1924: Teen-age sons of two millionaires attempt the perfect crime--kidnaping and murder;
Is Capital Punishment a Wise Policy
Debate, New York, 1924: Darrow debates Judge Talley who challenged Darrow's views on crime and capital punishment.;
The "Unwritten Law"
The Massie Case, Honolulu, 1932: A strange and puzzling case, a study of psychology; kidnaping and murder because of honor;
Part Two - Against Prejudice;
Freedom Knows No Limits;
The Communist Trial, Chicago, 1920: Twenty members of the Communist Labor party are charged with "conspiracy to advocate the overthrow of the government by force.";
You Can't Teach That!
The Scopes Evolution Case, Dayton, Tennessee, 1925: Darrow meets William Jennings Bryan in the famous "Monkey Trial.";
You Can't Live There
The Sweet Case, Detroit, 1926: A Negro family moves into a white neighborhood. A mob attempts to get them to move. One of the mob is killed. Dr. Sweet and friends are indicted for murder.;
Part Three - Against Privilege;
Somewhere There Is a Conspiracy;
The Kidd Case, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1898: Kidd, a union organizer, is charged with conspiracy, growing out of a strike in the large sash-and-door factory in Oshkosh;
Strike, Arbitration
Anthracite Miners,, Scranton and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1903: Darrow represents the United Mine Workers' union before President Theodore Roosevelt's Anthracite Miner Commission, investigating conditions in the mines.;
A Governor Is Murdered;
Steve Adams, Wallace, Idaho, 1907; Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone, Boise, Idaho, 1907: Steve Adams, the prologue to the Haywood case. Haywood, first of three union leaders tried for the murder of ex-Governor Steunenberg; the confession of Harry Orchard and his story.;
Part Four - For Justice;
They Tried to Get Me;
Darrow in his Own Defense, Los Angeles, 1912: Darrow is indicted and tried for attemped bribe of a juror in the McNamara case. He accuses his enemies as conspirators against his freedom.
John Brown 1800-1859
"One of the most purest and bravest and highest-minded patriots of any age.";
John Peter Altgeld 1847-1902
"A lover of his fellow-men.";
Selected Bibliography;