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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
Price: £319.00

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The Martinsville Seven New ed

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Eric W. RiseAssistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, USA

ISBN13: 9780813918303
ISBN: 0813918308
Published: August 1998
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.95



This text examines the Martinsville case, in 1949, in which a white woman in Martinsville accused seven young black men of raping her. They were found guilty and sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out, amid a storm of protest from civil-rights advocates and death-penalty opponents.

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